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RHS Latin for Gardeners: Over 3,000 Plant Names Explained and Explored: More than 1,500 Essential Plant Names and the Secrets They Contain

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This beautifully illustrated guide unlocks the mysteries of botanical Latin explaining what plant names mean and the descriptive clues they conceal. This does sound like a handy reference book and I am such a plant geek I would probably read the thing. RHS Latin for Gardeners by Lorrraine Harrison expores and explains Latin terms used in gardening and for plant names. The three years of Latin I took in high school have come in handy for understanding botanical terminology. I might have enjoyed this more if I wasn’t simultaneously reading The Gardener’s Botanical, which is more recent and comprehensive (both books are published by Quarto Publishing, so I'm guessing The Gardener’s Botanical is the updated version).

At the same time, could we have a comprehensive alphabetical list that includes not only the plants he mentions but also other items?

By the way, I’ve noticed a strange phenomena – Wikipedia in German often has much more detail on plants and botany than the equivalent English pages. Each name is clearly defined and accompanied by a pronunciation guide, and the pages are filled with attractive botanical illustrations.

His carefully chosen alphabetical plant lists are useful once the reader has established the relevant chapter. Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted. Learning the roots of the Latin names can often help with remembering the binomial tag of a plant, but it can also lead the unwary astray. Secondly, even though you would think that having 3,000 plus plant names would answer most of your inquiries, I have found that (at best) I can find the name I am looking for about 40% of the time.The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), founded in 1804 as the Horticultural Society of London, gained its present name in a Royal Charter granted in 1861. This amount includes seller specified domestic postage charges as well as applicable international postage, dispatch, and other fees. I learned the proper naming convention for plant labels, Genus (uppercase) and species (lowercase) in italics, followed by common name all in lowercase, e. I would love to see another edition from the author, maybe with the title- "Latin for Gardeners II-3,000 more plant names explained and explored.

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