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RHS Latin for Gardeners : Over 3,000 Plant Names Explained and Explored - Lorraine Harrison

RHS Latin for Gardeners

Over 3,000 Plant Names Explained and Explored

Hardcover

Published: 1st October 2012
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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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    Comments about RHS Latin for Gardeners:

    Great if you want to find the meanings behind the scientific names of your plants!

     
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      Comments about RHS Latin for Gardeners:

      I bought this book because I studying Horticulture and was having trouble with the Latin nomenclature.

       
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      Great book!

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        Comments about RHS Latin for Gardeners:

        As someone who uses Botanical names as part of my job, this book is both interesting, useful and relevant.

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        INTRODUCTION HOW TO USE THIS BOOK THE HISTORY OF BOTANICAL LATIN BOTANICAL LATIN FOR BEGINNERS LATIN PLANT NAMES A from abbreviatus to azureus B from babylonica to byzantinus C from cacaliifolia to cytisoides D from dactylifera to dyerianum E from ebenus to eyriesii F from facetus to futilis G from gaditanus to gymnocarpus H from haastii to hystrix I from ibericus to ixocarpus J from jacobaeus to juniperinus K from kalmiiflorus to kurdicus L from labiatus to lysimachioides M from macedonicus to myrtifolius N from nanellus to nymphoides O from obconicus to oxyphyllus P from pachycarpa to pyriformis Q from quadrangularis to quinquevulnerum R from racemiflorus to rutilans S from sabatius to szechuanica T from tabularis to typhina U from ulicina to uvaria V from vacciniifolia to vulgata W from wagneri to wulfenii X from xanthina to xantholeuca Y from yakushimanum to Yunnanense Z from zabeliana to zumi PLANT PROFILES Acanthus Achillea Alyssum Digitalis Eryngium Eucalyptus Foeniculum Geranium Helianthus Jasminum Lycopersicon Parthenocissus Passiflora Plumbago Pulmonaria Quercus Sempervivum Streptocarpus Tropaeolum Vaccinium PLANT HUNTERS Alexander von Humboldt Sir Joseph Banks Meriwether Lewis and William Clark Francis Masson and Carl Per Thunberg John Bartram David Douglas Carl Linnaeus Jane Colden and Lilian Suzette Gibbs Joseph Hooker Andre Michaux PLANT THEMES Where Plants Come From The Shape of Plants The Color of Plants The Qualities of Plants The Fragrance and Taste of Plants Numbers and Plants Animals and Plants CREDITS

        ISBN: 9781845337315
        ISBN-10: 184533731X
        Audience: General
        Format: Hardcover
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 224
        Published: 1st October 2012
        Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
        Country of Publication: GB
        Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 20.4  x 2.3
        Weight (kg): 0.7