History and principles of plant naming, Pronunciation,spelling,and gender, Names whose meanings are not known, Medicinal names, Fancy names, Commemorative names, Names from place of origin, Names from use, Classical names, Names from likeness to animals, Names from habitat, Descriptive names, Specific names,
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adjective ancient Anglo-Saxon Anglo-Saxon word anthos Arabic Artichoke beautiful Beech belong berry botanical name botanists Botany branches Broom Buddleia Cabbage called calyx Celandine Celery Celtic word Chestnut clusters colour Coltsfoot commemorative names corrupted Crataegus Crinodendron cure Cydonia Daisy dendron Dioscorides distinct Dog Rose English names fancied Fern Flax flowers fruit gardener gender genera genus German Greek Greek and Latin Greek name Greek word grows habitat hairy Hazel Holm Oak horse interest Italian language leaf learned leaves Lily Linnaeus Low Latin Marigold medicinal mekon Melon names derived number of plant oides old French orchids origin perhaps petals plant names Pliny Poppy prefix Primrose Primula Primulaceae referring resemblance Rhododendron Romans root rule says Seakale seed vessel shape shining shrub smell sometimes species specific name Spruce stalks stamens stem supposed Taxodium Teutonic tree Tricuspidaria Tsuga varieties Viburnum Vine Walnut wood word meaning Xanthoceras yellow