Latin for Gardeners

Over 3,000 Plant Names Explained and Explored

Author: Lorraine Harrison

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022600919X

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 3249

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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RHS Latin for Gardeners

Over 3,000 Plant Names Explained and Explored

Author: The Royal Horticultural Society

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784725056

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 7552

Aided by this book the gardener can now answer the question "What's in a name?" and they and their garden will benefirt from understanding the wealth of information that has hitherto lain hidden within the myserious world of Latin names.' - Financial Times Online RHS Latin for Gardeners is an informative, entertaining and beautifully illustrated unravelling of the mysteries of botanical Latin. Over 3,000 Latin names are listed alphabetically, showing how plant names can reveal where a plant originally comes from (and thus its preferred growing conditions), along with such properties as its shape, form, colour, taste, and smell. Each name is clearly defined and accompanied by a pronunciation guide, and the pages are filled with attractive botanical illustrations. Fascinating feature spreads retell the adventures of important plant hunters such as Sir Joseph Banks and Alexander von Humboldt, and explain how their discoveries affect the way our gardens look today. Individual plants are also profiled throughout, showing how their names can illuminate their hidden histories. Aided by this book, every gardener, and their garden, will benefit from uncovering the wealth of information that lies within the remarkable world of Latin binomials. A little Latin can do a lot of good - apply the lore of Latin to your own garden! Contents includes... The A-Z Listings of Latin Plant Names Plant Profiles Plant Hunters Plant Themes ...And Much More!
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RHS Latin for Gardeners

Over 3,000 Plant Names Explained and Explored

Author: Lorraine Harrison,Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845337315

Category: Plant names, Popular

Page: 224

View: 7311

Aided by this book the gardener can now answer the question "What's in a name?" and they and their garden will benefirt from understanding the wealth of information that has hitherto lain hidden within the myserious world of Latin names.' - Financial Times Online RHS Latin for Gardeners is an informative, entertaining and beautifully illustrated unravelling of the mysteries of botanical Latin. Over 3,000 Latin names are listed alphabetically, showing how plant names can reveal where a plant originally comes from (and thus its preferred growing conditions), along with such properties as its shape, form, colour, taste, and smell. Each name is clearly defined and accompanied by a pronunciation guide, and the pages are filled with attractive botanical illustrations. Fascinating feature spreads retell the adventures of important plant hunters such as Sir Joseph Banks and Alexander von Humboldt, and explain how their discoveries affect the way our gardens look today. Individual plants are also profiled throughout, showing how their names can illuminate their hidden histories. Aided by this book, every gardener, and their garden, will benefit from uncovering the wealth of information that lies within the remarkable world of Latin binomials. A little Latin can do a lot of good - apply the lore of Latin to your own garden! Contents includes... The A-Z Listings of Latin Plant Names Plant Profiles Plant Hunters Plant Themes ...And Much More!
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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: 9819

Stearn's classic dictionary of the meaning and origin of some 6,000 botanical names
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RHS Botany for Gardeners

The Art and Science of Gardening Explained & Explored

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784725064

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 7579

'Clever... valuable introduction to the study of plant science.' - Gardeners Illustrated RHS Botany for Gardeners is more than just a useful reference book on the science of botany and the language of horticulture - it is a practical, hands-on guide that will help gardeners understand how plants grow, what affects their performance, and how to get better results. Illustrated throughout with beautiful botanical prints and simple diagrams, RHS Botany for Gardeners provides easy-to-understand explanations of over 3,000 botanical words and terms, and show how these can be applied to everyday gardening practice. For easy navigation, the book is divided into thematic chapters covering everything from Plant Pests, and further subdivided into useful headings such as 'Seed Sowing' and 'Pruning'. 'Botany in Action' boxes provide instantly accessible practical tips and advice, and feature spreads profile the remarkable individuals who collected, studied and illustrated the plants that we grow today. Aided by this book, gardeners will unlock the wealth of information that lies within the intriguing world of botanical science - and their gardens will thrive as a result. This is the perfect gift for any gardener. Contents Includes... The Plant kingdom Growth, Form and Function Inner Workings Reproduction The Beginning of Life External Factors Pruning Botany and the Senses Pest, Diseases and Disorders Botanists and Botanical Illustration ... And Much More!
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RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners

More than 1,500 Essential Plant Names and the Secrets They Contain

Author: The Royal Horticultural Society

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784725048

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

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RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners is a unique guide to plant binomials based on the bestselling RHS Latin for Gardeners. It contains 1,500 of the most useful and most widespread Latin names, organized into thematic chapters including Colour, Size, Form and Habitat. Each chapter is further subdivided into smaller groups, such as large plants and small plants. This allows gardeners to make new connections and discoveries in a way standard alphabetical lists don't permit. 'Behind the Name' feature boxes further increase the book's practical value, and a wide range of botanical watercolours ensure that it is beautiful as well as functional. This book includes a definition and pronunciation guide for each word, as well as a 16-page alphabetical index, so that it can still be used as a conventional dictionary of Latin names. And its handy, pocket-sized format makes it the perfect gift.
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Horticulture - Plant Names Explained

Botanical Terms and Their Meaning

Author: William Stern

Publisher: Horticulture Books

ISBN: 9781558707474

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 7157

Precise naming of plants is essential to be able to identify them accurately and most gardeners have at least some knowledge of botanical Latin. But a plant's full botanical name does much more than give it a unique label. The name can often tell you where the plant originated, who discovered it, what color it is, and much else besides. What's more, the name is recognizable, and can be used and understood anywhere in the world. So wherever you are you can identify specific plants. Plant Names Explained is an essential and fascinating guide to the subject. What may seem at first a dry but necessary convention is revealed to be a way of opening up the intriguing world of plants and plantsmen. Based on William T Stearn's Botanical Latin, the classic work on the subject, Plant Names Explained is much more than an indispensable practical guide and superb reference book--it is an engrossing read. Published in partnership with Horticulture, America's most respected gardening magazine
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Botany for Gardeners

The Art and Science of Gardening Explained and Explored

Author: Geoff Hodge

Publisher: Crows Nest

ISBN: 9781743317228

Category: Botanists

Page: 224

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Over 3,000 botanical terms explored and explained. An accessible, informative, and beautifully illustrated guide to the mysteries of botanical terms and the science of plants.
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A Little Book of Latin for Gardeners

Author: Peter Parker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781408706169

Category: Plant names, Popular

Page: 336

View: 4662

How did the delphinium get its name? Which parts of the body lend their names to auriculas and orchids? Who are the gentian, lobelia and heuchera named after? Why are nasturtiums and antirrhinums connected? What does an everlasting pea have to do with Indian miniature paintings? These are some of the questions answered in Peter Parker's adventurous exploration of the mysteries of Botanical Latin. Evolved over many centuries and often thought to belong to the rarefied world of scholars and scientists, this invented language is in fact a very useful tool for everyday gardening. It allows us to find our way around nurseries; it sorts out confusions when two plants have the same English name; and it gives us all kinds of information about how big or small a plant will grow, what shape or colour it will develop, and what habitat it prefers. In his lively survey, Parker agues that Botanical Latin is not merely useful, but fun. The naming of plants draws upon geography, social and medical history, folklore, mythology, language, literature, the human body, the animal kingdom and all manner of ancient beliefs and superstitions. The book, beautifully illustrated with old woodcuts, explains how and why plants have been named, includes handy lists of identifying adjectives, and takes the reader down some of the stranger byways of human endeavour and eccentricity.
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The Names of Plants

Author: D. Gledhill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521866453

Category: Science

Page: 426

View: 9855

This book is a reference for botanists and horticulturalists, including an historic account of names and a comprehensive glossary.
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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

Category:

Page: 448

View: 4638

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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A Gardener's Latin

The language of plants explained

Author: Richard Bird

Publisher: National Trust

ISBN: 9781910232057

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 2258

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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Plant Families

A Guide for Gardeners and Botanists

Author: Ross Bayton,Simon Maughan

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022652308X

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 8136

Most of us think of plants as belonging to one big family, but they don't. There are actually hundreds of different plant families, which botanists have grouped together using what they know of their family histories and genealogy, to bring some sense and order to more than quarter of million different plant species. Using this knowledge, we can teach ourselves to see similarities of characteristics between plants and get a pretty good idea of which family they belong to. GENEALOGY FOR GARDERNERS presents the enormous diversity shown by the many families of plants in a way that is easy to understand, whether one's interest lies in natural history or with horticulture. The superb illustrations make it exceptionally attractive and accessible book. Information boxes on most pages highlight interesting facts, unexpected relationships, botanical curiosities, and notable members of plant family groups. Readers can make sense of the enormous biological diversity of the plant kingdom, by piecing together family likenesses and genealogical connections.
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Botanical Latin

Author: William Thomas Stearn

Publisher: David & Charles Publishers

ISBN: 9780715316436

Category: Botanique - Langage

Page: 546

View: 6628

This reference work explains the grammar and syntax of botanical Latin, and covers the roots and origins of Latin and latinised geographical names, colour terms, symbols and abbreviations, diagnoses and descriptions, and the formation of names and epithets.
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Latin Names Explained

A Guide to the Scientific Classification of Reptiles, Birds & Mammals

Author: Arthur Frederick Gotch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816033775

Category: Science

Page: 714

View: 5417

Describes the meanings of the Latin names of over 4,000 individual species, and gives a translation of the Latin name
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Latin for Birdwatchers

Over 3,000 Scientific Bird Names Explored and Explained

Author: Roger J. Lederer,Carol Burr

Publisher: Crows Nest

ISBN: 9781760110642

Category: Bird watchers

Page: 224

View: 7574

In every scientific discipline, there is an official language formed of many words derived from Latin. Ornithology and bird watching are perfect examples. The scientific names of birds define the identity and relationships among the approximately 10,000 known species. 'Latin for Birdwatchers' introduces you to the Latin words used to describe bird species...In addition to over 3000 definitions, the book profiles 12 great ornithologists, looks in depth at 20 bird genera, and contains over 200 beautiful ornithological illustrations...'Latin for Birdwatchers' will enhance your birding experience and make your identification activities easier - not to mention allowing you to impress your fellow birders!
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RHS Genealogy for Gardeners

Plant Families Explored and Explained

Author: Simon Maughan,Ross Bayton

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781784723804

Category: Botany

Page: 224

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RHS Genealogy for Gardeners is part of the bestselling series that includes RHS Latin for Gardeners and RHS Botany for Gardeners. This informative, easy-to-understand and beautifully designed reference book explores plant families and the plant family tree in unparalleled detail. From roses (Rosaceae) to rhubarb (Polygonaceae) and carrots (Apiaceae) to camellias (Theaceae), RHS Genealogy for Gardeners unlocks a wealth of practical information, helping you to identify, select and cultivate plants from over 70 families most familiar to gardeners. Along with details about the size, range, origin and appearance of each family, feature boxes highlight interesting facts and provide useful growing tips. Whether you are a gardener, horticultural student, budding botanist or plant enthusiast, RHS Genealogy for Gardeners will help you understand and appreciate the extraordinary diversity and unrivalled splendour of the plant kingdom.
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Plant Names Simplified

Their Pronunciation, Derivation and Meaning

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

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910455067

Category:

Page: 182

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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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Exiling the Poets

The Production of Censorship in Plato's Republic

Author: Ramona Naddaff

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226567273

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 189

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The question of why Plato censored poetry in his Republic has bedeviled scholars for centuries. In Exiling the Poets, Ramona A. Naddaff offers a strikingly original interpretation of this ancient quarrel between poetry and philosophy. Underscoring not only the repressive but also the productive dimension of literary censorship, Naddaff brings to light Plato's fundamental ambivalence about the value of poetic discourse in philosophical investigation. Censorship, Nadaff argues, is not merely a mechanism of silencing but also provokes new ways of speaking about controversial and crucial cultural and artistic events. It functions philosophically in the Republic to subvert Plato's most crucial arguments about politics, epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics. Naddaff develops this stunning argument through an extraordinary reading of Plato's work. In books 2 and 3, the first censorship of poetry, she finds that Plato constitutes the poet as a rival with whom the philosopher must vie agonistically. In other words, philosophy does not replace poetry, as most commentators have suggested; rather, the philosopher becomes a worthy and ultimately victorious poetic competitor. In book 10's second censorship, Plato exiles the poets as a mode of self-subversion, rethinking and revising his theory of mimesis, of the immortality of the soul, and, most important, the first censorship of poetry. Finally, in a subtle and sophisticated analysis of the myth of Er, Naddaff explains how Plato himself censors his own censorships of poetry, thus producing the unexpected result of a poetically animated and open-ended dialectical philosophy.
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The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Magical Plants, Revised

A Practical Guide to Creating Healing, Protection, and Prosperity Using Plants, Herbs, and Flowers

Author: Susan Gregg

Publisher: Fair Winds Press (MA)

ISBN: 1592335837

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 7014

Learn how to improve your life using the spiritual properties all around you in nature. This revised and expanded guide includes the magical properties and uses for nearly 300 plants. Entries describe how to use spells or rituals and potions that solve ev
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