Many people have focused their gardens on the blooms and plants mentioned in their favorite play. As you can see from the following list, Shakespeare was quite extensive when it came to incorporating flowers, plants, and trees into his works.

aconitum (monkshood)
almond
aloe
apple, (also crab, pippin)
apricot
ash
aspen
bachelor’s button
balm
balsam and balsamum
barley
bay
bean
bilberry
birch
blackberries and brambles
box
brier
broom
bulrush
burdock
burnet
cabbage
camomile
carnation
carraway
carrot
cedar
cherry
chestnut
clove
clover (or honey-stalks)
cockle
coloquintida
columbine
cork
corn
cowslip
crow-flower
crown imperial
cuckoo-flower (buttercup)
currant
cypress
daffodil
daisy
darnel
date
dewberry
dock
dogberry
ebony
eglantine
elder
elm
fennel
fern
fig
filbert
flag
flax
flower-de-luce (iris)
fumitor
furze
garlic
gillyvor (carnation)
ginger
gooseberry
goss or gorse
gourd
grace (rue)
grape
grass
harebell
harlock (burdock)
hawthorn
hazel
heath (ling)
hebanon (possibly yew)
hemlock
hemp
herb of grace (rue)
holly
holy thistle
honeysuckle
hyssop
insane root (mythological)
ivy
kecksies (hemlock)
knot-grass
lady-smock
lark’s heels (larkspurs)
laurel
lavender
leek
lemon
lettuce
lily
lime
ling
locust
long purple (probably orchis morio, o. mascula)
love-in-idleness (pansy)
mace
mallows
mandragora, mandrake (mythological)
marigold (calendula or pot marigold)
marjoram
marybud (marigold)
mast
medlar
mint
mistletoe
moss
mulberry
mushroom
musk rose
mustard
myrtle
narcissus
nettle
nutmeg
oak
oats
olive
onion
orange
osier (willow)
oxlip
palm tree
pansy
parsley
pea
peach
pear
peony
pepper
pig-nuts
pine
pink
plane tree
plantain
plum
pomegranate
poppy
potato
primrose
pumpion (probably gourd)
quince
radish
reed
rhubarb
rice
rose
rosemary
rue
rush
rye
saffron (C. sativus)
samphire
savory
sedge
senna
speargrass
stover (grass)
strawberry
sugar
sycamore
thistle
thorn
thyme
toadstool
turnip
vetch
vine
violet
walnut
wheat
willow
woodbine (honeysuckle)
wormwood
yew

Source: The Plant-Lore and Garden-Craft of Shakespeare, by Henry N. Ellacombe. W. Satchell and Company, London, 1884.

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