The A to Z of Plant Names: a Quick Reference Guide to 4000 Garden Plants
- 29 May 2012
- Timber Press
- 312 pages - 140 x 205mm
Botanical names are essential to accurate identification of plants but many gardeners find them unwieldy and intimidating. This book aims to provide the reader with an understanding of how a plant has acquired its name, and in doing so puts the plant in context and renders its name instantly more memorable.
The language is non-technical and the aim is to demystify plant names, provide readers with interesting background information to naming, and empower gardeners everywhere to feel confident about naming plants.
• Features the most commonly grown garden plants
• Authoritative information from world-class botanist
• Up-to-date plant names
• Pronunciation guides
This handy gardener’s reference provides the derivation, meaning and pronunciation of the most popular and interesting garden plants. Common names and synonyms are cross-referenced to the botanical name. Names are organized alphabetically by generic name and these are followed by species, sub-species, varieties, and forms.