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Just the ticket
on 17 July 2008
I've been using my copy of Plant Names Simplified since I was at horticultural college in 1994. It may not be the most comprehensive book but its main aim is to guide you on pronunciation, rather than to teach you latin (as some of the other reviews here infer). Nevertheless, it also tells you what the latin means (ie Convolvulus cnerorum = from convolvo, to entwine; from Greek kneoron, meaning obscure).
I've found it invaluable over the years. It's A5-sized and paperback, so is small enough to be taken on garden visits. Highly recommended.