Plant Nomenclature: It’s all Greek to me!
Actually, it’s Latin, and it’s quite simple because there’s no stress with creating complicated phrases or using advanced grammar, it’s normally only two simple words at a time that never need to be declined or anything! Just a Genus and a species. Normally pronouncing the names as you would Italian gets your plant across.
How funny that for gardeners around the world two simple words can stir up excitement, memories, visions of something beautiful…
Thank you Nancy J. Ondra for seeds of Persicaria capitata, Solanum atropurpureum, Aquilegia viridiflora, and Nicotiana ‘Ondra’s Green Mix’!