Sativa (ending in -a) is the feminine form of the adjective, but masculine (-us) and neuter (-um) endings are also used to agree with the gender of the nouns they modify. For example, the masculine Crocus sativus and neuter Pisum sativum.
Examples of crops incorporating this word and its variations into their Latin name include:
- Allium sativum, Garlic.
- Avena sativa, the common oat.
- Cannabis sativa, one of three forms of cannabis.
- Castanea sativa, sweet chestnut.
- Crocus sativus, the saffron crocus.
- Daucus carota subsp. sativus, the carrot, a plant species.
- Medicago sativa, alfalfa.
- Nigella sativa, a flower whose edible seeds are sometimes known as “black cumin” or “black caraway“.
- Oryza sativa, rice.
- Pisum sativum, pea plant.
- 8 Foot Sativa, a New Zealand–based metal band
- Sativanorte and Sativasur, towns/municipalities in the Colombian department of Boyacá
- Sativum (disambiguation)
- Sativus (disambiguation)
- Allen J. Coombes The A to Z of Plant Names: A Quick Reference Guide to 4000 Garden Plants, p. 59, at Google Books
- The major species of Cannabis are sativa, indica, and ruderalis. Resin, Harry (9 May 2014). “5 Differences Between Sativa and Indica”. High Times. Archived from the original on 16 July 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2015.