Having a knowledge of plant names and their backgrounds, pronunciations and meanings can add a whole new level to your career, studies or hobby. The Plant Language ebook is a great little companion for any horticulture student, professional or enthusiast to get to know more about plants by understanding the names.
You may know the scientific names of plants- are you saying those correctly? Further, once you know about what the different names of the plants mean, you will be able to identify and understand more about the plant simply by looking at the name of the plant.
This ebook will enhance your horticulture knowledge and would be a great supplementary text for your horticulture library.
An extract from the ebook:
“Plant names are given to plants by botanists or horticulturists who discover, classify and/or breed those plants. Most plant names are chosen for some logical reason, and if you look closely at a name you will usually find it tells you something about the plant. By getting to know the meanings of plant names, you can gradually improve the ease with which you can remember names and the plants which they are attached to.”
Table of Contents
PART 1 PRONUNCIATION
How should you pronounce plant names?
Examples of pronunciation
PART 2 PLANT NAME MEANINGS
Choice, construction and spelling of names
Selected species and variety names and their meanings
Selected genera and their meanings
PART 3 DICTIONARY OF BOTANICAL AND HORTICULTURAL TERMS