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Horticulture - Plant Names Explained: Botanical Terms and Their Meaning Paperback – 1 May 2005

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3.0 out of 5 stars Useful information, but horribly unorganized 24 Jun. 2007
By Nefabit Miew - Published on Amazon.com
This book has tons of useful information, but the info is all jumbled about, making it hard to find the information you need. The index is hardly comprehensive, making it impossible to look up a botanical name to find out what it means. This book is valuable, but you will waste time trying to find what you need.
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4.0 out of 5 stars very useful 29 Mar. 2009
By K. Hughes - Published on Amazon.com
I'm becoming a more serious gardener and latin names are increasingly important - especially for understanding relationships between plants. Being able to look up a definition of a latin/greek/etc word helps me remember the plant name, and often provides useful information about the plant. I've looked at several latin-for-gardeners books and this one is the most complete without being overwhelmingly academic. Besides the alphabetical listings in the main body of the text, it has nice tables with groups of related words (all the words for shades of yellow, or words that describe shapes, or plant habit). It also has lists of plants whose cultivar names might make them useful for special occasions or gifts - ie Rosa 'Happy Birthday' or Dianthus 'Alice'. The content is great. The layout is not intuitive and one needs to read the introduction to understand how to find the various tables scattered throughout the book.
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