Plants 400

The 25th July 2021 marks 400 years of botanical research and teaching by the University of Oxford.

As a celebration and count-down to this anniversary, the University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum, together with the Oxford University Herbaria and the Department of Plant Sciences, is highlighting 400 plants of scientific and cultural significance.

From November 24th 2013, one plant will be profiled each week. Press release

 

The project can be followed on Twitter @Plants400 and on the specially created website at http://herbaria.plants.ox.ac.uk/bol/plants400. This web portal will act as a database to enable people to find out more about each featured plant and to see images of it growing in the Botanic Garden or Harcourt Arboretum, or preserved as a valuable specimen in one of the University Herbaria.

 

You can also hear all about the weeks featured plant on BBC Radio Oxfords "Garden Cafe" Sunday lunchtime programme.

Plant No 41: Chara spp.

Plant No 40: Zingiber officinale

Plant No 39: Aristolochia clematitis

Plant No 38 Allium cepa

Plant No 37 Galium tricornutum

Plant No 36 Artemisia annua

Plant No 35 Rosa canina

Plant No 34 Nepenthes rajah

Plant No 33 Fairchild's mule

Plant No 32 Taraxacum sp.

Plant No 31 Victoria cruziana

Plant No 30 Lathyrus odoratus

Plant No 29 Heliconia rostrata

Plant No 28 Senecio squalidus Listen to an audio clip about the Senecio

Plant No 27 Paulownia tomentosa Listen to an audiio clip about the Paulownia

Plant No 26 Urtica dioica Listen to an audio clip about nettles

Plant No 25 Euphorbia characias Listen to an audio clip about the Euphorbia

Plant No 24 Heliamphora nutans

Plant No 23 Laurus nobilis

Plant No 22 Tulipa sylvestris Listen to an audio clip about the Tulipa

Plant No 21 Pleurococcus sp. Listen to an audio clip about the Pleurococcus

Plant No 20 Gleditsia triacanthos Listen to an audio clip about the Gleditsia

Plant No 19 Tillandsia usneoides Listen to an audio clip about the Tillandsia

Plant No 18 Marchantia polymorpha Listen to an audio clip about the Marchantia

Plant No 17 Daphne Mezereum Listen to an audio clip about the Daphne

Plant No 16 Citrus medica Listen to an audio clip about the Citrus medica

Plant No 15 Coffea arabica Listen to an audio clip about the coffee plant

Plant No 14 Gossypium sp. Listen to an audio clip about the Gossypium arboreum

Plant No 13 Stachyurus praecox Listen to an audio clip about the Stachyurus praecox

Plant No 12 Encephalartos ferox Listen to an audio clip about the Encephalartos ferox

Plant No 11 Aloe vera - aloe vera  Listen to an audio clip about the aloe vera

Plant No 10 Araucaria angustifolia - Parana pine

Plant No 9 Isoetes echinospora - spring quillwort

Plant No 8 Hamamelis virginiana - witch hazel

Plant No 7 Lithops species - living stones

Plant No 6 Sequoiadendron giganteum - giant redwood

Plant No 5 Commiphora saxicola - rock corkwood

Plant No 4 Buxus sempervirens - box

Plant No 3 Picea abies - Christmas tree

Plant No 2 Cinnamonum verum - cinnamon tree

Plant No 1 Taxus baccata - the English yew