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The Gardener's Botanical By The Gardener's Botanical Ross Bayton

The Gardener's Botanical by The Gardener's Botanical Ross Bayton

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The Gardener's Botanical Summary

The Gardener's Botanical: An Encyclopedia of Latin Plant Names - with More than 5,000 Entries by The Gardener's Botanical Ross Bayton

The definitive guide to botanical Latin

Unlock the secrets of botanical Latin with this beautifully illustrated encyclopedia. The Gardener's Botanical contains definitions of more than 5,000 plant names-from abbreviatus (shortened) to zonatus (with bands)-along with more than 350 color illustrations.

Scientific plant names are an invaluable tool for those who understand them. Formed from Greek and, more commonly, from Latin root words, not only do they make it possible for gardeners and botanists to communicate, they also contain a wealth of hidden information. The Gardener's Botanical is the key to unlocking these secrets. This guide contains a breathtaking array of botanical names in alphabetical order. Each word is listed with a pronunciation guide, definition, example plant, and, where appropriate, etymology. Also included in this illuminating guide are special features on important plant genera, fact boxes, essays focusing on the history and importance of Latin names and botanical illustrations, and an index of common names with more than 2,000 popular plants, cross-referenced with their binomial name in Latin.

The Gardener's Botanical Reviews

[A] bracing memory-fitness test, and a bit of a treasure hunt. Give in to the arcane, and be empowered: Get to know your plants, and the sometimes-nerdy snippets of the history of our human relationship with them, too.---Margaret Roach, New York Times
[A] botanist's dream resource.---Sally Peterson, The Oregonian
[A] veritable treasure trove of information from the very first page to the final exquisite illustration.---David Gascoigne, Travels With Birds
I'm really having fun with this big, beautiful book.---Margaret Roach, A Way to Garden

About The Gardener's Botanical Ross Bayton

Ross Bayton is a horticulturalist and freelance editor. His books include RHS Genealogy for Gardeners: Plant Families Explained and Explored, RHS Gardening School: Everything You Need to Know to Garden Like a Professional, and RHS Colour Companion: A Visual Dictionary of Colour for Gardeners.

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NPB9780691200170
9780691200170
0691200173
The Gardener's Botanical: An Encyclopedia of Latin Plant Names - with More than 5,000 Entries by The Gardener's Botanical Ross Bayton
New
Hardback
Princeton University Press
2020-02-25
352
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