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Horticulture - Plant Names Explained: Botanical Terms and Their Meaning

by Sue Gordon (Editor)

Other authors: Julia Brittain (Compiler)

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A whimsical resource for botanical translations, BUT very poorly organized. Informative tables are inserted throughout, among the alphabetical listings, but without discernible relevance to their placement. I'd recommend placing all tables in one section, OR simply incorporating their content into the alphabetical listings. ( )
  treewoman57 | Aug 27, 2011 |
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Precise naming of plants is essential to be able to identify them accurately and most gardeners have at least some knowledge of 'botanical Latin'. But a plant's full botanical name does much more than give it a unique label. The name can often tell you where the plant originated, who discovered it, what colour it is, and much else besides. What's more, the name is universally recognizable, and can be used and understood anywhere in the world. So wherever you are you can identify specific plants. Plant Names Explained is an essential and fascinating guide to the subject. What may seem at first a dry but necessary convention is revealed to be a way of opening up the intriguing world of plants and plantsmen. Based on William T Stearn's Botanical Latin, the classic work on the subject, Plant Names Explained is much more than an indispensable practical guide and superb reference book - it is an engrossing read. Published in partnership with Hillier, Britain's most respected nurserymen.

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