After watching 2 days of coverage of the Chelsea Garden Show and noting all the plant names I see, it re-interested me in a project to research those Latin words that appear frequently in plant names. Some are very common and others quote rare, but I figured I would start with one of the most common botanical epithets (as they are called by botanists) — Augustifolia.
Latin Botanical Epithets – Augustifolia
“Augustifolia, Stately, noble foliage, aw-gus-tih-FOH-lee-uh”
– Dave’s Garden Botanary
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This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself — words and terms associated with gardening. Please let me know if there are any terms you would like me to explore. You can leave your ideas in the comments section and we can learn together!