The common names of plants often vary from region to region, which is why most plant encyclopedias refer to plants using their scientific names: binomials, or "Latin" names.
Many plants have several common names, and many common names refer to several distinct plants. This list includes garden plants as well as weeds.
This is not a complete list. Most of the common names here so far are regional names in use in North America.
Cercis siliquastrum, commonly known as the Judas tree, is a small deciduous tree from Southern Europe and Western Asia which is noted for its prolific display of deep pink flowers in spring.