300 Tropical And Semi-tropical Trees, Shrubs and, Plants With Religious Names

Compiled from a survey of floras, prlncipally Latin American, and translated into English. Geographical, descriptive and cultural information is available in Bailey's Hortus Second (H2) and Graf's Exotica 3 (E3), and sources for plants and seeds in the Massachusetts HorticuItural Society's Plant Buyer's Guide 6th Edition (G6), as indicated.

Annuals

Botanical Name        Common Name      Religious Name              Refs.

Ageratum sp.          Ageratum         St. John's Flower           H2 E3 G6
Alonsoa incisifolia   Mask-Flower      Devil's Rattle              H2
Amaranthus caudatus   Tassel-Flower    Bishop's Tassel             H2 E3 G6
Amaranthus hybr.hypo  Prince's-Feathr  Lady Bleeding               H2 E3 G6
Amaranthus tricolor   Joseph's-Coat    Joseph's Coat               H2 E3 G6
Agemone mexicana      Prickly-Poppy    Holy Thistle, Devil's Fig   H2    G6
Baileya multiradiata  Paper Flower     Desert Marygold             H2    G6
Calonyction aculeatum Moonflower       The Virgin's Cuff           H2    G6
Calonyetion muricatum Moonflower       St. Michael                 H2
Capsicum frutescens   Bird-Pepper      Christmas Candle            H2 E3 G6
Celosia argentia cr.  Cockscomb        Jesus' Plant                H2 E3
Centaurea americana   Basket-Flower    Holy Thistle                H2 E3 G6
Coix lacryma-jobi     Job's Tears      Mary's Tears, Rosary Plant  H2    G6
Corchorus olitorius   Corchorus        Rose of Sharon              H2
Cosmos sulphureus     Cosmos           St. Michael                 H2
Cryophvtum crystall.  Ice Plant        Fig Marygold                H2
Cuphea llavea         Cuphea           St. Peter's Plant           H2    G6
Desmodium motorium    Telegraph Plant  Angel's Tree                H2    G6
Dimorpotheca annua    Cape Marygold    dedicated to St. Swithen    H2    G6
Dorotheanthus belld.  Dorotheanthus    St. Dorothy's Flower        H2 E3
Gomphrena globosa     Giobe Amaranth   Christ'sCloak,St.FrancisFl  H2 E3 G6
Gomphrena nitida      Gomphrena        St. Francis' Cord           H2
Gynandropis speciosa  Gynandropis      The Queen's Plume           H2
Impatiens balsamina   Garden Balsam    Lady's Slppr, Christ's TearsH2 E3 G6
Impatiens capensis    Touch-Me-Not     Lady's Earrings             H2
Ipomoea purpurea      Morning Glory    The Virgin's Mantle         H2 E3 G6
Ipomoea tricolor      Morning Glory    The Virgin's Mantle         H2 E3 G6
Lagenaria siceraria   Gourd            Jonas' Gourd                H2    G6
Lobularia maritims    Sweet Alyssum    legend: Blest by the Virgin H2 E3 G6
Lupinus hartwegi      Lupine           St. Mark's Plant            H2    G6
Lycopersicon escul.   Tomato           Adam's Apple,Paradise Apple H2 E3
Nicandra violacea     Nicandra         Beautiful Lady              H2
Nicotiana tabacum     Tobacco          Holy Herb                   H2 E3 G6
Ocimum basilicum      Sweet Basil      Holy Communion Basil        H2 E3 G6
Petunta sp.           Petunia          Beautiful Lady,Lady's praiseH2 E3 G6
Pholistoma auritum    Fiesta-Flower    Fiesta Flower               H2
Quamoclit pennata     Cypress-Vine     Cardinal's Flower           H2    G6
Ricinus communis      Castor Bean      Christ's Palm,Abraham's TreeH2 E3 G6
Senecio elegens       Purple Ragwort   St. James' Flower           H2    G6
Tagetes erecta        Aztec Marygold   Rosary, African Marygold    H2    G6
Tagetes lucida        Sweet-Scented MG Mary's Flower               H2
Tagetes patula        French Marygold  Marygold                    H2 E3 G6
Tagetes tenuifolia    Signet Marygold  Mary                        H2    G6
Tropaeolum majus      Nasturtium       St. Joseph's Flower         H2 E3 G6
Zinnia elegens        Zinnia           The Virgin, Church Flower   H2 E3 G6
Zinnia multiflora     Zinnia           Little Mary, The Virgin     H2



Perennials

General

Abrus precatoris      Crab's Eye Vine  Rossry Plant,Our Father Pea H2    G6
Acanthus mollis       Bear's-Breech    Angel's Wing                H2 E3 G6
Adiantum tenurum      Maidenhair Fern  Lady's Hair                 H2 E3 G6
Agdestia clematida    Agdestis         Judas' Guts                 H2
Alternanthera bettz.  Alternanthera    Joseph's Coat               H2 E3 G6
Amonum cardamon       Spicy Ginger Plt Grains of Paradise          H2 E3 G6
Angelonia sp.         Angelonia        Angel Flower                H2 E3 G6
Anguloa sp.           Cradle Orchid    Cradle Orchid               H2 E3
Antigononleptopus<    Coral Vine       St Jsmes', Michael's Flower H2 E3 G6
Aristolochia grandif. Pelican Flower   Devil's Hood                H2 E3
Asparagus plumosus    Asparagus Fern   Maiden's Hair               H2 E3 G6
Asplenium bulbiferum  Mother Fern      Mother Fern                 H2 E3 G6 
Beaumontia grandifl.  Herald's Trumpet Easter Lily Vine            H2 E3 G6
Begonia cheimantha    Christmas Begon. Christmas Begonia           H2 E3
Begonia dregei        Maple-1eaf Begon Mother Mary,Paradise Begon. H2 E3
Begonia fuchsioides   Begonia          Heart Of Jesus              H2 E3 G6
Begonia fuch. rosea   Begonia          Heart Of Mary
Begonia heracleifolia Star Begonia     Lady Fringe                 H2 E3 G6
Begonia masoniana     Iron Cross       Iron Cross                     E3
Begonia semperflorens Wax Begonia      God's Eye, Heart of Jesus   H2 E3 G6
Begonia tuberhybrida  Tuberous Begonia Llttle Flower of St. John   H2 E3 G6
Begonia sp.           Angel-Wing Beg.  Angel's Wing                H2 E3 G6
Bidens serrulata      Bur-Marygold     Bur Marygold                H2
Calceolaria sp.       Ladyslipper      Lady's Slipper              H2 E3 G6
Calliandra houstonia  Calliandra       Angel's Hair                H2
Callisia repens       Callisia         God's Death
Canna lndica          Indian Shot      Mary, Rosary Plant          H2    G6
Centrosema virginiana Butterfly-Pea    The Queen's Slipper         H2
Chlorophytum sp.      Spider Plant     St. Bernard's Lily          H2 E3 G6
Chrysanthemum frutes. Boston Daisy     legend: Star of Bethlehem   H2 E3 C6
Citrullus colocynthis Bitter Apple     Gall
Coleus blumei         Coleus           Joseph's Coat               H2 E3 G6
Dichorisandra reginae Queen's Sp-wort  The Queen's Spiderwort         E3 G6
Dieffenbachia sao ant.Dieffenbachia    St. Anthony Dieffenbachia      E3
Dorotheanthus sp.     Dorotheanthus    St. Dorothy' s Flower       H2 E3
Doxantha unguis-cati  Cat's-Claw       St. Peter's Shoot           H2    G6
Eupatorium odoratum   Boneset          Mary, Plant of the Cross    H2
Fuchsia hybrida       Fuchsia          Lady'sEardrops,Christ'sTearsH2 E3 G6
Hebe speciosa         Veronica         Veronica                    H2 E3 G6
Helxine soleirolii    Baby's Tears     Angel's Tears,St.Patrk'sCap H2 E3 G6
Iresine herbstti acu. Blood-Leaf       Joseph's Coat                  E3 G6
Isotoma longiflora    Isotoma          Mary's Tears, St.James'Tears   E3
Ixora macrothyrsa     Ixora            St. Rita, Maltese Cross        E3
Jasminum sp.          Jasmine          Mary                        H2 E3 G6
Lampranthus spectab.  Lampranthus      Our Lord's Finger           H2
Loeselia mexicana     Hummingbird Fl.  The Virgin's Plant          H2
Maranta leuc. kerch.  Prayer Plant     Prayer Plant                H2 E3 G6
Maranta leuc. mass.   Cathedral Wind.  Cathedral Windows           H2 E3 G6
Muehlenbeckia complex Necklace Vine    Maidenheir Vine             H2 E3 G6
Neomarica gracilis    Apostle-Plant    Apostles' Plant             H2 E3 G6
Osmunda regalis       Royal Fern       St. Christopher's Plant     H2 E3 G6
Paphiopedilum sp.     Ladyslipper      Lady's Slipper              H2 E3
Passiflora sp.        Passion Flower   Passion Flower, Mary's Star H2 E3 G6
Pelargonium sp.       Geranium         Heart ofJesus,Gentle Virgin H2 E3 G6
Pelargonium lim. var. Lemon Geranium   Lady Mary                   H2 E3 G6
Pelargonium odorat.   Apple Geranium   The Queen's Geranium        H2 E3 G6
Pelargonium peltatum  Ivy Geranium     Christ's Cross              H2 E3 G6
Philodendron william. Philodendron     Holy Splrit                    E3
Phragmipedium sp.     Ladyslipper      Lady's Slipper              H2 E3
Piper auritum         Eared Pepper     Mary, Holy Herb             H2
Piqueria trinervia    Stevia           St. Nicholas' P]ant         H2 E3 G6
Plumbago scandens     Leadwort         Devil's Plant               H2
Porana paniculata     White Corallita  Christmas Pearls            H2
Pteris longif. marie. Brake            Mary                        H2 E3
Rhoeo discolor        Moses-in-Bulrush Christ-in-the-Cradle        H2 E3 G6
Ruellia sp.           Christmas Pride  Christmas Pride             H2 E3
Saintpaulia hybr.var. White Madonna    White Madonna                  E3
Satyrium sp.          Orchid           Our Lady's Tears               E3
Scirpus cernuus       Minit. Bulrush   Mary Magdalene's Hair       H2 E3 G6
Selaginella lepid.    Resurrection Plt Rose of Jericho             H2 E3
Sobralia macrantha    Orchid           St. Anthony's Lily          H2 E3
Solanum capicastrum   False Jer.Cherry Jerusalem Cherry            H2 E3 G6
Solanum jasminoides   Potato Vine      St. James' Flower           H2 E3 G6
Solanum pseudo-caps. Jerusalem Cherry  Christmas Cherry            H2 E3 G6
Solanum seaforthiana Solanum           Glory                       H2 E3 G6
Solanum tuberosum    Potato            St. James' Apple, Pear      H2
Solanum verbascifol. Solanum           St. Peter's Plant           H2    G6
Spiranthes orchoides Ladies Tresses    Lady's Tresses                 E3
Stenotaphrum secund. St.AugustineGrass St. Bernard's Lily          H2 E3 G6
Strelitzia reginae   Bird-of-Paradise  Bird of Paradise Flower     H2 E3 G6
Tradescantia sp.     Wandering Jew     Trinity Flower              H2 E3 G6
Xanthosoma saggittif.Malanga           Mantle of the Queen         H2 E3 G6

Bulbous

Amaryllis belladonnaBelladonna lily    St. Michael's Lily          H2    G6
Bessera elegans     Mex. Coral Drops   Lady's Eardrops             H2    G6
Caladium bicolor    Caladium           Jesus' Heart,Virgin's Mantl H2 E3 G6
Caladium sp.        Caladium           Angelwings                  H2 E3 G6
Dahlia excelsa      Flat Tree          St. Catherine               H2
Dahlia pinnata      Garden Dahlia      Churchyard Flower           H2 E3 G6
Eucharis grandifl.  Amazon Lily        Madonna Lily, Star of Beth. H2 E3 G6
Gladiolus sp.       Gladiolus          Twelve Apostles,Ladder-Hvn. H2 E3 G6
Hippeastrum hybr.   Amaryllis          St, Joseph's Liiy           H2 E3 G6
Hydrosme rivieri    Devil's Tongue     Crown Imperial              H2 E3
Hymenocallis specio.Spider Lily        St. Nicholas Star           H2 E3 G6
Ipomoea crassicaul. Ipomoea            Holy Tree                   H2
Ipomoea tuberosa    Wood Rose          Mary's Bean                 H2 E3 G6
Ornithogalum arabic.Star of Bethlehem  Eyes of Christ,St Jos.Tears H2 E3 G6
Polianthes tuberosa Tuberose           Jesus' Staff,St. Jos.Staff  H2 E3 G6
Sinningia speciosa  Gloxinia           Canterbury Bells            H2 E3 G6
Sprekelia formosiss.Jacobean lily      St. James' Lily,Cross Plant H2 E3 G6
Tigridia pavonia    Tiger Flower       Christ's Knee, Trinity Fl.  H2 E3 G6
Tritonia sp.        Blazing Star       Mary's Drops                H2 E3 G6
Watsonia meriana    Watsonia           Showy Cross                 H2 E3 G6
Zantedeshia aethiop.Calla Lily         St. Joseph's Staff          H2 E3 G6

Aquatics

Colocasia antiquor. Elephant's Ear     Our Lady's Mantle           H2 E3 G6
Nelumblum sp.       Lotus              Use: Seeds for Rosary Beads H2 E3 G6
Pistia stratiotes   Water Lettuce      St. Lucy's Plant            H2 E3 G6
Victoria cruziana   Santa Cruz Lily    Holy Cross Water Li]y       H2 E3 G6

Succulents, Cacti

Agave americana     Century Plant      True Cross,St.Dominic'sCord H2 E3 G6
Agave zapupe        Agave              St. Bernard's Zapupe        H2
Aloe succotrina     Bitter Aloes       St. Catherlne's Aloe        H2
Astrophytum sp,     Bishop's Hood      Bishop's Cap                H2 E3 G6
Cephalocereus senil.Old Man Cactus     Symbol: Baptised Soul       H2 E3 G6
Ceropegia woodii    Heart Vine         Rosary Vine                 H2 E3 G6
Crassula rupestris  Rosary Plant       Rosary Plant                H2 E3 G6
Crassula triebneri  Crassula           St. Andrew's Cross             E3
Echeveria derenberg.Painted Lady       Painted Lady                H2 E3 G6
Echinocerus pental. Lady-Finger        Lady's Finger               H2 E3
Echinoosis multipl. Easter Lily Cactus Easter Lily Cactus          H2 E3 G6
Epiphylum oxypetalumQueen-of-Fight     Lady of the Light           H2 E3 G6
Epiphyllum strictum Epiphyllum         St. Rita                    H2    G6
Euphorbia fulgens   Scarlet Plume      Christ's Crown              H2 E3 G6
Euphorbia pulcher.  Poinsettia         Christmas Flower, Star      H2 E3 G6
Euphorbia splendens Crown of Thorns    Christ's Crown, Thorn       H2 E3 G6
Fouquieria formosa  Fouquieria         Holy Tree                      E3
Fouquieria splend.  Ocotillo           Jacob's Staff               H2 E3 G6
Glottiphyllum depr. Fig Marigold       Fig Marygold                H2
Grusonia santamaria Grusonia           Mary's Cactus               H2
Heliocereus schrank.Heliocereus        Mary                        H2
Heliocereus specios.Heliocereus        Mary                        H2 E3
Hylocereus undatus  Night-Bl.Cereus    Queen of the Night          H2 E3 G6
Kalanchoe lactniata Kalanchoe          Christmas Tree Kalanchoe    E2 E3 GE
Kalanchoe pinnata   Life Plant         Holy Leaf, Cathedral Bells  H2 E3
Lophophora williams.Peyote, Mescal     Devil's Root                H2 E3
Mammillaria elong.  Golden Stars       Lady's Finger               H2 E3 GE
Myrtillocactus geo. Garambulla         Our Father                  H2 E3 GE
Nopalea cochenillif.Cochineal Plant    St. Gabriel's Fig           H2 E3 GE
Nyctocereus serpent.Queen-of-Night     Queen of the Night          H2 E3 GE
Opuntia leucotricha Opuntia            Aaron's Beard               H2 E3
Opuntia microdasys  Angelwing Cactus   Angel's Wings                  E3 G6
Opuntia santa-rita  Prickly-Pear       St. Rita                    H2 E3 
Opuntia subulata    Prickly-Pear       Eve's Pin Cactus            H2 E3 G6
Opuntia vulgar. var.Prickly-Pear       Joseph's Coat Cactus        H2
Oscularia deltoides Fig Marigold       Fig Marygold                H2 E3
Othonna sp.         Othonna            St. James' Plant            H2 E3 G6
Pedllanthus macro.  Pedilanthus        Devil's Shoes               H2
Pedslanthus tithym. Redbird Cactus     Christ's Nails              H2 E3
Pedilanthus tith.cu.Devil's Backbone  Devil's Backbone               E3
Pereskia aculeata   Lemon Vine         Christ's Blood Drops        H2 E3 G6
Sansevierra cylindr.Snake Plant        Judas' Sword                H2 E3 G6
Sansevierta zeylan. Snake Plant        Judas' Sword                H2 E3 G6
Sedum allantoides   Sedum              God's Toes                  H2
Schlumbergera bridg.Christmas Cactus   Christmas Cactus            H2 E3
Schlumbergera gaert.Easter Cactus      Easter Cactus               H2 E3 G6
Sedum dendroideum   Live-forever       Everlasting                 H2    G6
Sedum multiceps     Stonecrop          Joshua Tree                 H2 E3 G6
Sedum rubrotinctum  Christmas Cheer    Christmas Cheer                E3
Selenicereus hamat. Selenicereus       Queen of the Night          H2 E3
Selenicereus macdon. Selenicereus      Queen of the Night          H2 E3 G6

Epiphytic Orchids, Bromeliads

Aechmea magdalenae Aechmea             Magdalene Aechmea              E3
Aechmea mariae-reg.Aechmea             Queen Mary                     E3 G6
Aechmea orlandiana Aechmea             Finger Of God                  E3 G6
Aechmea racina     Christmas Jewels    Christmas Jewels               E3 G6
Billbergia nutans  Queen's Tears       Queen's Tears               H2 E3 G6
Brassavola nodosa  Orchid              Lady of the Night           H2 E3 G6
Cattleya           Queen Cattleya      Queen Cattleya              H2 E3 G6
Cattleya mossiae   Spring Cattleya     Easter Orchid               H2 E3 G6
Cattleya skinnert  Cattleya            St. Sebastian's Flower      H2 E3 G6
Cattleya trianae   Winter Cattleya     Christmas Orchid            H2 E3 G6
Cattleya warscewic.St. John's Cattleya St. John's Cattleya         H2 E3
Epidendrum cochl.  Epidendrum          Pulpit Flower               H2 E3 G6
Epidendrum mariae  Epidendrum          Mary's Orchid                  E3
Laelia albida      Laelia              St. Francis' Flower         H2 E3 G6
Laelia anceps      Laelia              St. Michael's Flower           E3 G6
Laelia autumnalis  Laelia              All Saints' Flower          H2 E3 G6
Laelia rubescens   Laelia              Flower of Jesus             H2 E3 G6
Laelia speciosa    Laelia              Corpus Christi Flower       H2    G6
Odontoglossum pul. Orchid              Lily-of-the-Valley Orchid   H2 E3 G6
Oncidium incurvum  Oncidium            Angel                       H2
Oncidium sp.       Oncidium            St. Teresa, Beautiful Lady  H2 E3 G6
Peristeria elata   Dove Orchid         Holy Spirit, St. Jos. Staff H2 E3
Tillandsia usneoid.Spanish Moss        Use: Nativity Crib Decor.   H2 E3 G6
Vriesia mariae     Painted Feather     Mary's Vriesia                 E3
VriesIa splendens  Flaming Sword       Flaming Sword                  E3

Trees and Shrubs

Acacia farnesiana  Sweet Acacia        Christ's Crown              H2 E3 G6
Acalypha sp.       Acalypha            Jacob's Coat                H2 E3 G6
Achras zapota      Marmalade Plum      Mary's Tree                 H2 G6
Anacardium occiden.Cashew              Crown of Thorns             H2 E3
AraucarIa excelsa  Norfolk Island Pine Christmas Tree Plant        H2 E3 G6
Bauhinia monandra  Butterfly-Flower    Jerusalem Date              H2 E3
Bauhinia tomentosa St. Thomas' Tree    St. Thomas' Tree            H2 E3
Bombax ellipticum  Shaving Brush       Angel's Hair                   E3
Bouvardia longifl. Bouvardia           St. John's Jasmine or Rose  H2 E3
Brownea grandiceps Brownea             Rose or Tree of the Cross   H2
Brunfelsia americ. Lady of Night       Lady of the Night           H2    G6
Buddleia sp.       Butterfly Bush      St. Peter's Plant           H2 E3 G6
Caesalpina bonduc  Molucca Bean        Virgin Mary's Nut           H2
Caesalpina crista  Wood Gossip         St. Anthony's Bean          H2
Caesalpina echinat.Brazil Wood         St. Anthony's Bean          H2
Calophyllum antill.Maria               Mary, St. Mary's Tree       H2
Cassia alata       Ringworm Cassia     Christmas Candle            H2
Ceiba pentandra    Silk Cotton Tree    God's Tree                  H2 E3
Cestrum nocturnem  Night Jasmine       Lady or Queen of the Night  H2 E3 G6
Chiococca alba     Snowberry           Mary's Tears, Cross-Wort    H2
Chrysobalanus Icac.Coco Plum           Maiden Plum                 H2
Cissus slcyoides   Cissus              Judas' Guts                 H2    G6
Citrus aurantifol. Lime                Adam's Apple                H2    G6
Citrus limonia     Lemon               Symbol: Mary's Fidelity     H2    G6
Citrus sinensus    Orange              Symbol: Mary's Purity       H2    G6
Clerodendrum japon.Glory Bower         Holy Crown of Jesus         H2    G6
Clerodendrum speci.Glory Bower         Peter's Love                H2 E3 G6
Clitoria ternatea  Butterfly Pea       The Virgin's Shoes          H2
Cochlospermum vit. Wild Cotton Tree    Lenten Tree                 H2
Combretum microph. Combretum           Burning Bush                   E3
Cordia sebestena   Gelger-Tree         St. Bartholomew             H2
Couroupita guianen.Cannonball Tree     Tree of Paradise            H2 E3
Coutarea hexandre  Coutarea            St. Sylvester's Tree        H2
Cycas circinalis   Fern Palm           Church Palm, Queen Palm     H2 E3 G6
Dalea sp.          Dalea               Little Mary                 H2
Dalea spinosa      Smoke Tree          Christ's Crown              H2
Datura sp.         Angel's Trumpet     Angel's Trumpet             H2 E3 G6
Datura candida     Trumpet Tree        Angel's Tears                  E3
Datura meteloides  Datura              Beautiful Lady              H2 E3
Datura stramonium  Jimson-Weed         Christ's Thorn, Hell's Bush H2 E3 G6
Delonix regia      Royal Poinciana     Angel's Flower,Devil's Tree H2    G6
Dion edule         Chestnut Dion       The Virgin's Palm           H2 E3 G6
Diosma reevesti    Breath-of-Heaven    Breath of Heaven            H2 E3 G6
Distictis laxifl.  Distictis           The Virgin's Mantle         H2
Erica melanthera   Christmas Heather   Christmas Heather           H2 E3 G6
Ervatamia coronariaCrape Jasmine       Adam's Apple                H2 E3 G6
Ficus carica       Fig Tree            Gabriel, St. Isabel's Fig   H2 E3 G6
Ficus petiolaris   Fig                 Mary's Tree                    E3
Guaiacum officinaleGuayacan            Tree Of Life, Holy Wood     H2 E3
Ilex paraguariensisYerba Tree          Jesuit's Tea                H2 E3
Jacobina spicigera Jacobina            Holy Trinity Plant          H2
Lantana camara      Lantana            Christ's Plant, Angel Lips  H2 E3 G6
Lantana involucrata Lantana            Sorrowful Face Of Mary      H2
Lawsonia inermis    Henna              St. Francis' Mignonette     H2
Lecythis sp.        Paradise Nut       Paradise Nut                H2
Mammea americana    Mamey              St. Dominic's Mamey         H2
Melia azedarach     Bead Tree          Our Father Tree,Rosary Tree H2    G6
Moringa oleifera    Horse Radish Tree  Angel                       H2
Musa nana           Dwarf Banana       Ladyfinger Banana           H2 E3 G6
Musa paradisiaca    Banana             Adam's Fig, Dominican Plant H2 E3 G6
Myroxylon pereirae  Peru Balsam Tree   Our Savior's Balm           H2
Myrtus communis     Myrtle             Figure: The Virgin Mary     H2 E3 G6
Nerium Oleander     Oleander           Rose of Jericho,St.Jos.StaffH2 E3 G6 
Nicotiana glauca    Tree Tobacco       The Virgin                  H2 E3 G6
Parkinsonia aculeataJerusalem Thorn    Jerusalem Thorn             H2    G6
Parmentiera sp.     Guajilote          Cross Plant                 H2 E3
Persea americana    Avacado            Holy Ghost Pear             H2 E3 G6
Petrea arborea      Blue Jasmine       Jesus' Flower, Mary's FlowerH2
Petrea volubis      Purple Wreath      St. John's Vine             H2 E3 G6
Phoenix dactylifera Date Palm          Legend: Flight Into Egypt   H2 E3 G6
Phyllanthus niruri  Phyllanthus        Good Friday Flower             E3
Piper peltatum      Pepper             Mary                           E3
Pistacia simaruba   Pistacia           The Virgin's Tree           H2
Plumeria rubra      Frangipani Tree    Mary's Flower               H2 E3 GE
Plumaria rubra acut.W.Indian Jasmine   Flower of the Cross         H2 E3 G6
Poinciana gilliesii Poinciana          Bird of Paradise,St.Jas SpurH2    G6
Poinciana pulcherr. Dwarf Poinciana    St. Rose,St Francis' Flower H2 E3 G6
Punica granatum     Pomegranate        Fruit-of-the-Spirit         H2 E3 G6
Rhapis excelsa      Fan Palm           Lady Palm                   H2 E3 G6
Rhapis humilis      Slender Lady Palm  Slender Lady Palm           H2 E3 G6
Rondeletia cordata  Canrejo            Jungle Queen                H2    G6
Rosa chinensis      Rose               Beautiful Angel             H2 E3 G6
Rosmarinus officin. Rosemary           Mary's Tree,Virgin's NosegayH2 E3 G6
Samuela carnerosana Date Yucca         St. Peter's Palm            H2
Schinus terebinthif.Pepper Tree        Christmas Berry Tree        H2    G6
Solandra nitida     Chalice Vine       Chalice Vine, Judas' Purse  H2 E3
Spathodea campanul. African Tulip Tree St. Dominic's Mahogany      H2 E3 G6
Tabernaemontana cit.Tabernaemontana    St. James' Tree             H2
Tecoma stans        Yellow Bells       St Peter's Flower           H2 E3 G6
Theobroma cacao     Common Cacao       God's Tree                  H2 E3
Thryallis glauca    Thryallis          St. Vincent's Tree          H2 E3 G6
Thurnbergia grandif.Clock-Vine         Heavenly Blue               H2
Tibouchina semidec. Glory-Bush         Glory-Bush                  H2 E3 G6
Triplaris americana Hormigo,Valador    Holy Tree, Mary's Tree      H2
Veltchia merrillii  Manila Palm        Christmas Palm                 E3
Wigandia caracasana Wigendia           St. Paul's Tree or Leaf     H2    G6
Yucca aloifolia     Spanish Bayonet    Our Lord's Candle           H2 E3 G6
Yucca australis     Tree Yucca         St. Peter's Palm            H2 E3
Yucca treculeana    Yucca              St. John's Palm             H2


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