This royally appointed botanist blazed a trail for gardener's to come.
Flower names often get to the "roots" of the geographical origin.
What fun it is to read about the many shades of colors of flowers often specified in their botanical names.
There may be some flower gardeners on your gift list this December, and if so I can assure you, they love flower-related offerings.
Learn all about Queen Anne's Lace on this, Focus on Flowers.
"Honesty" has purple flowers followed by seedpods that are shaped like coins. Hence the plant's common name of "Money Plant."
The name "gladiolus," is from a Latin word meaning "little sword" because of the shape of the plant's leaves.