The A to Z of Plant Names: A Quick Reference Guide to 4000 Garden Plants

By Allen J. Coombes

Botanical names could be baffling to even the main skilled gardener. yet a plant's botanical identify is greater than only a convenient label—it can inform a plant's kingdom of foundation, the form of its leaves, the colour of its petals, and masses extra.

The A to Z of Plant Names clears the confusion and permits each gardener to call crops with self belief. This entire but convenient advisor good points the botanic names of the crops that gardeners quite develop. more information comprises urged pronunciation, the typical identify, the derivation of the clinical identify, the variety of species at the moment permitted, the kind of plant and the distribution.

The A to Z of Plant Names is helping demystify names, presents readers with the interesting historical past info to naming conventions, and empowers gardeners all over the place to believe convinced approximately naming plants.

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W China, Himal. tradescantii L. = Symphyotrichum tradescantii umbellatus Mill. = Doellingeria umbellata aster, alpine Aster alpinus. fragrant Symphyotrichum oblongifolium. seashore Erigeron glaucus. bigleaf Eurybia macrophylla. calico Symphyotrichum lateriflorum. China Callistephus chinensis. mountaineering Symphyotrichum carolinianum. universal blue wooden S. cordifolium. crooked stem S. prenanthoides. Drummond’s S. drummondii. japanese showy Eurybia spectabilis. flat most sensible white Doellingeria umbellata. flaxleaf white best Ionactis linariifolia. gray Eurybia glauca. Italian Aster amellus. low tough Eurybia radula. New England Symphyotrichum novae-angliae. manhattan S. novi-belgii. oldfield S. pilosum. Pacific S. chilense. Pringle’s S. pilosum var. pringlei. purplestem S. puniceum. rice button S. dumosum. seashore red Eurybia spectabilis. shore Symphyotrichum tradescantii. Short’s S. shortii. silky S. sericeum. sky blue S. oolentangiense. soft blue S. laeve. white heath S. ericoides. white panicle S. lanceolatum. white wooden Eurybia divaricata Asteranthera Hanst. (Gesneriaceae). uh-ste-ruhn-the-ruh. Gk. star-shaped plants. 1 sp. , woody climber. Chile. ovata (Cav. ) Hanst. oh-vah-tuh. Lat. ovate (the leaves). Astilbe Buch. -Ham. ex G. Don (Saxifragaceae). uh-stil-bee. Gk. with no brilliance (the person flora are very small). 12 spp. perenn. herbs. E Asia, SE united states. ×arendsii Arends. uh-rend-zee-ee. After German nurseryman Georg Arends (1863–1952), who raised it. Cult. chinensis (Maxim. ) Franch. & Sav. chin-en-sis. Of China. China, NE Asia. var. davidii Franch. da-vid-eeee. After French missionary, botanist and zoologist Armand David (1826–1900), who accumulated the sort specimen in Mongolia in 1864. ‘Pumila’. pew-mi-luh. Lat. dwarf. var. taquetii (H. Lév. ) Vilm. ta-ket-ee-ee. After French missionary E. J. Taquet, who gathered the kind specimen. Korea. ×crispa (Arends) Bergmans. kris-puh. Lat. wrinkled (the leaves). Cult. glaberrima Nak. gluh-be-ri-muh. kind of glabrous. Japan. var. saxatilis Nakai. sax-a-ti-lis. Lat. growing to be on rocks. japonica (C. Morren & Decne. ) A. grey. juh-pon-i-kuh. Of Japan. Japan. rivularis Buch. -Ham. ex D. Don. rivew-lah-ris. Lat. of riverbanks. Himal. , China, SE Asia. var. myriantha (Diels) J. T. Pan. mi-ree-an-thuh. Lat. many-flowered. China. simplicifolia Makino. sim-pli-si-foh-lee-uh. Lat. with basic (undivided) leaves. Japan. thunbergii (Sieb. & Zucc. ) Miq. thun-berg-ee-ee. After Swedish botanist and medical professional Carl Peter Thunberg (1743–1828), who accumulated in Japan and S Africa. Japan. Astilboides (Hemsl. ) Engl. (Saxifragaceae). a-stil-boy-deez. Lat. like Astilbe. 1 sp. , herb. China. tabularis (Hemsl. ) Engl. tab-ew-lah-ris. Lat. table-like (the leaves). Astrantia L. (Apiaceae). uh-stran-teeuh. Masterwort. Poss. from Gk. megastar (the flowerheads). eight spp. herbs. Eur. , W Asia. carniolica Wulf. kar-nee-o-li-ka. Of Carniola (now a part of Slovenia). SE Alps. significant L. may-juh. larger master-wort. Lat. huge. C and E Eur. subsp. involucrata (W. D. J. Koch) Ces. in-vo-lue-krah-tuh. Lat. with an involucre. maxima Pall. max-i-muh. Lat. biggest. Caucasus. minor L. mie-nuh. Lesser masterwort. Lat. small. S Eur. Astrolepis Benham (Pteridaceae).

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