Plants that start with E

Plants that start with E

The most well-known plants and fungi, listed by their common names.
Photo of echinacea flowers
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Scientific name: echinacea purpurea or echinacea angustifolia
Echinacea, also called the purple coneflower, is a member of the daisy family. Echinacea has been known for a long time to possess medicinal properties that help ward off the effects of the common cold. Chewing the root of the plant seems to boost your immune system, helping you get better faster if you are sick.
Photo of English box or boxwood
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Scientific name: buxus sempervirens
English box, or boxwood, is an evergreen shrub that is most commonly used for topiary. It has dense foliage and is easy to clip into shapes.