Latin for Gardeners: Over 3,000 Plant Names Explained and Explored! By Lorraine Harrison
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An essential addition to the gardener's and student'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 pronounce Latin names and identify Latin terms that indicate the provenance of a given plant and provide clues to its color, shape, fragrance, taste, behavior, functions, and more. All your fears of pronouncing latin names will disappear as this book clearly defines and spells out each botanical name, which will help you gain more confidence!
Harrison's book is nearly poetic and is as beautiful as it is useful, making it the perfect gift for the gardner in your life.