Gardener's Latin

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The binomial system used for Latin botanical names was developed in the 18th century by the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus. His highly organized nomenclature allows gardeners to identify significant characteristics of each species, with such descriptions as ‘very fragrant’ (fragrantissimus), ‘late-flowering’ (tardiflorus) or ‘growing in a salty habitat’ (halophilus) offering clues to a plant’s suitability for particular locations. This glossary lists hundreds of adjectives with their meanings, complemented by related trivia and horticultural lore.

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Gardener's Latin

Gardener's Latin

Discovering the Origins, Lore and Meanings of Botanical Names

Hardback144pp Illustrated177x162mm

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The binomial system used for Latin botanical names was developed in the 18th century by the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus. His highly organized nomenclature allows gardeners to identify significant characteristics of each species, with such descriptions as ‘very fragrant’ (fragrantissimus), ‘late-flowering’ (tardiflorus) or ‘growing in a salty habitat’ (halophilus) offering clues to a plant’s suitability for particular locations. This glossary lists hundreds of adjectives with their meanings, complemented by related trivia and horticultural lore.

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