The genus name honors Pierre Magnol, French botanist (1638-1715).
Sometimes plants are given names that identify them with their geographical origin.
During the winter, gardeners usually read a lot of plant catalogs, most of which list the botanical, as well as the common, names of plants.
Learn about the Fall-Blooming Aconite on this Focus on Flowers.
Learn about the "Queen of Flowers" on this Focus on Flowers.
William Wordsworth immortalized the daffodil through his poetry. This time of year, Wordsworth's daffodils are blooming.
Flowering crabapples come in over 25 hardy species of relatively small deciduous trees and are native to Northern temperate regions of the world.
Their daisy flowers have red, yellow, orange and maroon shades that remind us of the rich colors of the blankets woven by the Native Americans.
Thyme is an herb of the mint family well known for its culinary uses. However, there are about 350 other species of thyme, each uniquely beautiful.