How do you memorize Latin names for plants?

How do you memorize Latin names for plants?

Long and unfamiliar names can be broken into sound bites so they are much easier to remember.

  1. Make a story from the sound bites.
  2. Clearly differentiate similar plants.
  3. Get your friends or family to adopt a botanical name.
  4. Put up plant names around the house.
  5. Make flash cards.
  6. Use Apps.
  7. Look up the meaning of botanical names.

What is the Latin name for flower?


Common Name Latin Name
Rodger’s Flower Rodgersia
Rose Rosa
Rose of Sharon Hibiscus
Rose, Lenten Helleborus

What is the botanical term for yellow?

Color Terms in Botanical Latin

Yellows and Oranges
luteolus pale yellow
lutescens pale yellow
luteus yellow
ochraceus ochre-colored

Do plants speak?

Can Plants Talk to Each Other? Scientists have found plants talking with their roots. They literally share information through underground fungi networks. In such networks, they can communicate various conditions and send nutrients to a needy tree.

What language are botanical names written?

Botanical Latin
Botanical Latin is a technical language based on New Latin, used for descriptions of botanical taxa. Until 2012, International Code of Botanical Nomenclature mandated Botanical Latin to be used for the descriptions of most new taxa. It is still the only language other than English accepted for descriptions.

What is the Latin name of leaf?

The basic Latin word for leaf is folium. Since folium is a neuter noun, the plural ends in “a” (folia). Botanically, folius is used as an adjective, as well. Foliatus, the masculine adjectival form of the Latin word for leaf, means “leaved.” The feminine adjectival form is foliata and the neuter is foliatum.

What is the scientific name for green?

The Latin word for “green” is viridis, and it has been the source of several English words. Viridescent was first used in the 1800s, by botanists who used Latin to name plants.

Where does the word blue come from?

The modern English word blue comes from Middle English bleu or blewe, from the Old French bleu, a word of Germanic origin, related to the Old High German word blao (meaning shimmering, lustrous). In heraldry, the word azure is used for blue.

What is another word for botanical?

What is another word for botanical?

biological organic
biologic biotic
living botanic
zoologic zoological