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Posts tagged Latin

December 17, 2015


N. poeticus, Matthias de l'Obel, Icones stirpium, 1591.

Latin & Greek Terms

Botanical Latin has a large number of words for the colors yellow and white...

November 13, 2007


John Bartram

This royally appointed botanist blazed a trail for gardener's to come.

November 8, 2007



Botanical Geography

Flower names often get to the "roots" of the geographical origin.

November 1, 2007


Shades of Yellow

What fun it is to read about the many shades of colors of flowers often specified in their botanical names.

December 14, 2006


Gifts for Gardeners

There may be some flower gardeners on your gift list this December, and if so I can assure you, they love flower-related offerings.

July 27, 2006


Queen Anne’s Lace

Learn all about Queen Anne's Lace on this, Focus on Flowers.

May 11, 2006



Learn all about Columbines on this Focus On Flowers.

May 26, 2005


Money Plant

"Honesty" has purple flowers followed by seedpods that are shaped like coins. Hence the plant's common name of "Money Plant."

August 6, 2004



The name "gladiolus," is from a Latin word meaning "little sword" because of the shape of the plant's leaves.

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