Plant Names Simplified

Their Pronunciation, Derivation and Meaning

Author: A. T. Johnson,A. Stockdale,H. a. Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910455067


Page: 182

View: 5363

First published in 1931 by renowned horticulturalist Arthur Johnson, Plant Names Simplified has become an established classic. Presented in a glossary format, this pocket-sized reference book gives the name, pronunciation, and classification of common plants and the meaning behind the Latin origins of the name. This enables the reader to learn how the terms should be spelled and pronounced correctly, and provides an explanation of why plants like Helianthus hirsutus is so called-because it is hairy! Plant Names Simplified 3rd Edition will be a reliable resource for gardeners of all abilities, park managers, botanists, ecologists, garden designers and horticultural practitioners, and students. [Subject: Botany]
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The Names of Plants

Author: D. Gledhill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521866453

Category: Science

Page: 426

View: 9127

This book is a reference for botanists and horticulturalists, including an historic account of names and a comprehensive glossary.
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Stearn's Dictionary of Plant Names for Gardeners

A Handbook on the Origin and Meaning of the Botanical Names of Some Cultivated Plants

Author: William Thomas Stearn

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9780304364695

Category: Botany

Page: 363

View: 9292

Stearn's classic dictionary of the meaning and origin of some 6,000 botanical names
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Principles of Horticulture: Level 2

Author: Charles Adams,Mike Early,Jane Brook,Katherine Bamford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317937775

Category: Science

Page: 296

View: 8992

This colourful guide will introduce you to the fundamentals of horticulture, whether you are taking a Level 2 RHS, City and Guilds or BTEC course, are a keen amateur or seasoned gardener. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book covers the principles that underpin growing plants for the garden and on the allotment, with reference to how these are tackled by professionals. With highlighted definitions, key points, and illustrated in full colour, this book will be a useful companion as you progress in the study and practice of horticulture. Complete with a companion website which includes extended horticultural information, questions and exercises to test your knowledge, syllabus cross-referencing and downloadable tutor and student support materials. Available at
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Latin for Gardeners

Over 3,000 Plant Names Explained and Explored

Author: Lorraine Harrison

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022600922X

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 6879

Since Latin became the standard language for plant naming in the eighteenth century, it has been intrinsically linked with botany. And while mastery of the classical language may not be a prerequisite for tending perennials, all gardeners stand to benefit from learning a bit of Latin and its conventions in the field. Without it, they might buy a Hellebores foetidus and be unprepared for its fetid smell, or a Potentilla reptans with the expectation that it will stand straight as a sentinel rather than creep along the ground. An essential addition to the gardener’s library, this colorful, fully illustrated book details the history of naming plants, provides an overview of Latin naming conventions, and offers guidelines for pronunciation. Readers will learn to identify Latin terms that indicate the provenance of a given plant and provide clues to its color, shape, fragrance, taste, behavior, functions, and more. Full of expert instruction and practical guidance, Latin for Gardeners will allow novices and green thumbs alike to better appreciate the seemingly esoteric names behind the plants they work with, and to expertly converse with fellow enthusiasts. Soon they will realize that having a basic understanding of Latin before trips to the nursery or botanic garden is like possessing some knowledge of French before traveling to Paris; it enriches the whole experience.
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The A to Z of Plant Names

A Quick Reference Guide to 4000 Garden Plants

Author: Allen J. Coombes

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604691964

Category: Gardening

Page: 312

View: 4342

Botanical names can be baffling to even the most experienced gardener. But a plant's botanical name is more than just a handy label—it can tell a plant's country of origin, the shape of its leaves, the color of its petals, and much more. The A to Z of Plant Names clears the confusion and allows every gardener to name plants with confidence. This comprehensive yet handy guide features the botanic names of the plants that gardeners really grow. Additional information includes suggested pronunciation, the common name, the derivation of the scientific name, the number of species currently accepted, the type of plant and the distribution. The A to Z of Plant Names helps demystify names, provides readers with the intriguing background information to naming conventions, and empowers gardeners everywhere to feel confident about naming plants.
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Name That Plant

An Illustrated Guide to Plant and Botanical Latin Names

Author: Worth Press Limited

Publisher: Worth Publishers

ISBN: 9781903025710

Category: Plant names, Popular

Page: 256

View: 4052

Botanical Latin has become a common language for the dedicated gardener. But for the less experienced the Latin names can appear confusing. However, once you understand the basic rules they are actually rather easy to use. It is quite common for people to refer to plants by either their common or vernacular names. However, the problem is that some genera have hundreds of species, and some common species may have dozens of vernacular names. This book is an ideal reference tool for gardeners regardless of experience. It contains over 6,000 Latin names along with over 2,000 Common names. Over 150 plants illustrated with detailed drawings
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How Plants Get Their Names

Author: Liberty Hyde Bailey

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048620796X

Category: Nature

Page: 181

View: 1908

With "knowledge, authority, charm and eloquence," author explains reasons for scientific nomenclature, history of terms, components, other helpful material.
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A Gardener's Book of Plant Names

A Handbook of the Meaning and Origins of Plant Names

Author: A. W. Smith

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539416210


Page: 448

View: 8218

A Gardener's Book of Plant Names, first published in 1963, is the classic non-technical reference on the origin and meanings of thousands of botanical names. The book provides, in alphabetical order by genus and species name, the derivation and pronunciation of the word, its definition, and, in many cases, interesting anecdotes or historical information about the plant and its use in, for example, gardens, medicine, food, or folklore. Also valuable is the extensive index, which cross-references some 1,800 common plant names to the corresponding botanical names.
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The Name Jar

Author: Yangsook Choi

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307793443

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 4402

The new kid in school needs a new name! Or does she? Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American kids will like her. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she tells the class that she will choose a name by the following week. Her new classmates are fascinated by this no-name girl and decide to help out by filling a glass jar with names for her to pick from. But while Unhei practices being a Suzy, Laura, or Amanda, one of her classmates comes to her neighborhood and discovers her real name and its special meaning. On the day of her name choosing, the name jar has mysteriously disappeared. Encouraged by her new friends, Unhei chooses her own Korean name and helps everyone pronounce it—Yoon-Hey.
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Plant Taxonomy

past, present, and future

Author: Rajni Gupta

Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

ISBN: 8179933598

Category: Science

Page: 376

View: 3937

Prithipalsingh, Indian taxonomist; contributed articles.
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A Gardener's Latin

The language of plants explained

Author: Richard Bird

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1909881686

Category: Gardening

Page: 300

View: 9769

Every gardener needs to know their Latin names. They may look confusing at first, but once you understand what certain key words mean, impenetrable-sounding and hard-to-pronounce species names are suddenly demystified. Many Latin names hide the secrets of where the plant is found, its colour, flowering times, leaf pattern, natural habitat and all sorts of other information that's extremely useful to the gardener: if you want a plant for a shady place, choose one with a name ending in sylvestris ('of woods'), while if your garden is dry, look out for the suffix epigeios ('of dry places').More than just a dictionary of plant names, this fascinating book explains the meaning of hundreds of Latin plant terms, grouped into handily themed sections such as plants that are named after famous women, plants that are named after the shape of their leaves, plants that are named after their fragrance or the time of year that they flower. Within these pages you'll learn that Digitalis purpurea (the common foxglove) is purple, that the sanguineum in Geranium sanguineum means 'bloody' (its common name is the bloody cranesbill), and to steer clear of any plant whose Latin name ends in infestus.
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Llewellyn's Complete Book of Names for Pagans, Wiccans, Witches, Druids, Heathens, Mages, Shamans & Independent Thinkers of All Sorts who are Curious about Names from Every Place and Every Time

Author: K. M. Sheard

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738723681

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 780

View: 5732

A comprehensive name guide is written specifically for Witches, Pagans and anyone who wants factual and in-depth information on a wide variety of names. Features more than 7,000 names derived from assorted cultures and spiritual traditions, from ancient times to modern, including names from mythology, magical texts, nature and the Bible. Includes pronunciations, guidance in name selection, a glossary, an index by gender and lists of names by theme. Original.
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Butterflies of the Kruger National Park and Surrounds

Author: Herbert Otto

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 1775843106

Category: Nature

Page: 472

View: 7064

Butterflies of the Kruger National Park and Surrounds enables identification of these colourful creatures and hopes to promote general interest in the natural world. A lavish and fascinating introduction raises topics such as classification of Lepidoptera, butterfly behavior, names, biology and life cycle, flower adaptations, larval host plants, etc. Each family is first described, then the subfamily, followed by the genus and finally the species. Each of the known KNP butterfly species is dealt with on its own page, with its common and scientific names, life history, etymology and larval host plants. On the opposite page is a gallery of photographs of the butterfly in its environment, often complemented with life cycle and larval host plant photographs. A distribution map is provided for each butterfly species, with red dots indicating KNP rest camps where the butterfly is found, and a pie chart showing the butterfly’s status – how rare or how common it is.
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Digging for Victory

Horticultural Therapy with Veterans for Post-Traumatic Growth

Author: Joanna Wise

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429912749

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 5501

Horticultural Therapy is ideally suited to engage veterans alienated from traditional civilian healthcare routes who present with a range of complex and challenging healthcare needs. It presents, on the surface, as a deceptively simple and accessible activity. Carried out by trained professionals, it is an evidence-based, effective and cost-effective treatment. By targeting specific client-centred goals, it is able to integrate improved individual physical, emotional, cognitive and social outcomes with broader opportunities to transition successfully into civilian society through learning a valuable skill set and a meaningful occupation. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the methods of Horticultural Therapy as applied to this unique client group. It describes the type of combat training and experiences veterans may have had, and sets out the common issues and pitfalls civilian therapists often face when working with the military. Looking to the future, it also identifies promising avenues in terms of how we may improve the treatment we offer to best serve the needs of these ex-service men and women who fight on our behalf.
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The Tree & Shrub Expert

Author: D. G. Hessayon

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780903505178

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

View: 9488

This guide provides information on all types of ornamental trees and shrubs for the ordinary garden including: choosing the right types, climbers and conifers, how to buy and plant, tree and shrub care and increasing your stock.
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The Essential Garden Design Workbook

Author: Rosemary Alexander

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604691433

Category: Gardening

Page: 292

View: 8916

The Essential Garden Design Workbook guides the reader through every stage of planning a garden — how to survey a site, how to choose landscaping materials, and how to develop planting schemes. This fully revised and updated second edition features new U.S. case studies and new photographs. Valuable tips on green gardening are new to this edition, and include how to harvest rainwater, how to design a green roof, tips on sustainable planting, and a guide to composting. Tailor-made for hands-on gardeners, the workbook approach is accessible, practical, and can be used to create a garden from scratch and to redesign an existing garden. Gardeners will find easy ways to measure large spaces, estimate the height of a tree, and find the right proportions for a deck. They'll also find tips on space, light, and color. Includes hundreds of easy-to-follow line drawings and diagrams.
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The Fundamentals of Horticulture

Theory and Practice

Author: Chris Bird

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107782546

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 9796

Essential reading for all studying horticulture and keen gardeners. This clear introduction to the principles underlying the practical applications of horticulture opens up the excitement of growing plants and garden development without readers wading through complex information. Written by a team of highly motivated and experienced horticultural tutors, the text supports the newly restructured RHS Level 2 qualifications with related Level 3 topics in boxes and signposting to Level 4 topics, together with other horticultural qualifications at these levels. Full colour images tied closely to the text and practical case study boxes inspire readers by making topics relevant to their own horticultural experiences. A comprehensive glossary helps build confidence in the use of classical horticulture language as well as new developing terms, and end-of-chapter questions encourage readers to apply what they have learnt. Extensive online supporting material includes mind maps showing the relationship of topics and aiding students in revision.
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Plant Names

A Guide to Botanical Nomenclature

Author: Roger Spencer,Rob Cross,P. F. Lumley


ISBN: 0643094407

Category: Electronic books

Page: 162

View: 9860

Introduces the reader to the world of plant names in an easy to read style.
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