Plants that Changed the World

Scientific Name Common Name Plant Description
Artocarpus altilis Breadfruit Food plant
Avena sativa Oats Food plant
Camellia sinensis Tea Food plant
Cannabis sativa Hemp Used in manufacturing
Cinchona pubescens Quinine Medicinal and Food Plant
Coffea arabica Coffee Food plant
Dioscorea alata Yam Food plant
Glycine max Soybean Food plant
Hevea brasiliensis Para Rubber Used in manufacturing
Hordeum vulgare Barley Food plant
Lycopersicon esculentum Tomato Food plant
Manihot esculenta Cassava Food plant
Nicotiana tabacum Tobacco Used to make tobacco
Oryza sativa Rice Food plant
Papaver somniferum Opium Poppy Medicinal
Pennisetum spp. Millet Food plant
Saccharum officinarum Sugarcane Food plant
Secale cereale Rye Food Plant
Solanum tuberosum Potato Food plant
Sorghum bicolor Sorghum Food plant
Zea mays Corn Food plant