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Dictionary Of Plant Names

Author : Allen J. Coombes
ISBN : 0881922943
Genre : Gardening
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Publisher description: The Dictionary of Plant Names is a guide that not only cross references common names to their Latin counterparts, but also details the origins, meanings, and pronunciation of each name. Each genus name is followed by the suggested pronunciation, the family in which it is placed, and the derivation of the name (Latin, Greek, or other). Then the main garden use of the plants in the genus, e.g. herbaceous perennials, trees, etc., is listed. Many interesting facts come to light in the origin of the Latinate name, for example that Kalmia is named after Pehr Kalm, a Finnish student of Linnaeus. Each genus concludes with the common name and place of origin of the whole species, if applicable. Species are listed alphabetically under the genus with the same categories of information.

The Timber Press Dictionary Of Plant Names

Author : Walter Erhardt
ISBN : 9781604691153
Genre : Gardening
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The Timber Press Dictionary of Plant Names is the only reference available in English with the current names of thousands of plants found in gardens and the wild. Based in science and valuable to botanists, horticulturists, agronomists, and foresters who must work with plants on a daily basis, it is also useful for advanced gardeners who seek accurate and precise information on the plants they grow. Includes the English, French, and German common names for most of the 20,000 plants described. More than 10,000 synonyms are also included. The level of detail in each entry is without parallel: ¥ Type of plant ¥ Life cycle ¥ Geographic distribution ¥ Growing habit ¥ Foliage type ¥ Cold-hardiness (using USDA hardiness zones) ¥ Flowering time ¥ Garden habitat ¥ Botanical author ¥ Medicinal or toxic properties ¥ Cut flower use and/or decorative fruits ¥ Fragrance value ¥ Endangered protection under CITES ¥ Vernacular name in up to three languages, with cross-references to Latin names

The Timber Press Dictionary Of Plant Names

Author : Walter Erhardt
ISBN : 9781604691153
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The Timber Press Dictionary of Plant Names is the only reference available in English with the current names of thousands of plants found in gardens and the wild. Based in science and valuable to botanists, horticulturists, agronomists, and foresters who must work with plants on a daily basis, it is also useful for advanced gardeners who seek accurate and precise information on the plants they grow. Includes the English, French, and German common names for most of the 20,000 plants described. More than 10,000 synonyms are also included. The level of detail in each entry is without parallel: ¥ Type of plant ¥ Life cycle ¥ Geographic distribution ¥ Growing habit ¥ Foliage type ¥ Cold-hardiness (using USDA hardiness zones) ¥ Flowering time ¥ Garden habitat ¥ Botanical author ¥ Medicinal or toxic properties ¥ Cut flower use and/or decorative fruits ¥ Fragrance value ¥ Endangered protection under CITES ¥ Vernacular name in up to three languages, with cross-references to Latin names

Stearn S Dictionary Of Plant Names For Gardeners

Author : William Thomas Stearn
ISBN : 088192556X
Genre : Gardening
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Offers gardeners and horticulturists a listing of the botanical names of nearly six thousand plants.

The A To Z Of Plant Names

Author : Allen J. Coombes
ISBN : 9781604693980
Genre : Gardening
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Botanical names can be baffling to even the most experienced gardener. But a plant's botanical name is more than just a handy label—it can tell a plant's country of origin, the shape of its leaves, the color of its petals, and much more. The A to Z of Plant Names clears the confusion and allows every gardener to name plants with confidence. This comprehensive yet handy guide features the botanic names of the plants that gardeners really grow. Additional information includes suggested pronunciation, the common name, the derivation of the scientific name, the number of species currently accepted, the type of plant and the distribution. The A to Z of Plant Names helps demystify names, provides readers with the intriguing background information to naming conventions, and empowers gardeners everywhere to feel confident about naming plants.

Guide To Information Sources In The Botanical Sciences

Author : Elisabeth B. Davis
ISBN : 1563080753
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Works cited in this useful survey are appropriate for students, librarians, and amateur and professional botanists. These encompass the plant kingdom in all its divisions and aspects, except those of agriculture, horticulture, and gardening. The majority of the annotations are for currently available in-print or electronic reference works. A comprehensive author/title and a separate subject index make locating specific entries simple. With materials ranging from those selected for the informed layperson to those for the specialist, this new edition reflects the momentous transition from print to electronic information resources. It is an appropriate purchase for public, college, university, and professional libraries.

Gardener S Guide To Tropical Plants

Author : Nellie Neal
ISBN : 9781610582797
Genre : Gardening
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Now gardeners can bring an exotic flair to their gardens by introducing the color, textures, and fabulous foliage of tropical plants. Not just for hot climates anymore, bromeliads, orchids, bananas, palms, birds of paradise, elephant ears, canna, and more can bring a touch of the tropics to any garden. Gardener’s can choose from more than 150 plants featured in this book, each chosen for the visual impact it adds to any landscape or container garden. Plants are organized by a range of clearly defined zones, making it easy for gardeners to find the plants that will succeed in their landscape. Author Nellie Neal explains how to best use tropical plants both indoors and out. To make this book a universally useful guide, it is organized to explain how to grow tropical plants in a wide range of clearly defined zones. Further, the book illustrates how to best use these plants in landscapes and containers, indoors and out, no matter where you live. It is a practical, user-friendly celebration of tropical plants.

Crc World Dictionary Of Plant Names

Author : Umberto Quattrocchi
ISBN : 9780849326783
Genre : Science
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A comprehensive reference for all involved with plants and gardens, whether they are growing, studying, or writing about them.

Reference Sources In Science Engineering Medicine And Agriculture

Author : Harold Robert Malinowsky
ISBN : UOM:39015031784385
Genre : Reference
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"Thoughtfully compiled, current, and reasonably priced.... Recommended as a 'one-stop-shopping' source..". -- Library Journal "This work is an essential purchase for libraries with collections in the four designated areas". -- ARBA Both print and nonprint sci-tech information sources can be quickly located, and their uses evaluated, with this new resource -- the only sourcebook to cover all four major branches of science. More than 2,400 entries of complete bibliographic information are accompanied by a brief description of each work. Every source is indexed by author, subject, and title. Special chapters cover how technology is changing the way scientists communicate, and how to build a viable collection in specific disciplines.

American Reference Books Annual

Author : Bohdan S. Wynar
ISBN : UOM:39015064851903
Genre : Reference books
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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

Step By Step Organic Flower Gardening

Author : Shepherd Ogden
ISBN : 0060169966
Genre : Gardening
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The acclaimed author of Step by Step Organic Vegetable Gardening provides a comprehensive guide to planting and growing flowers without harmful fertilizers and pesticides, offering advice on soil preparation, choosing equipment, placing flowers, and preventing disease.

Gardening By Mail

Author : Barbara J. Barton
ISBN : WISC:89058935321
Genre : Gardening
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Here at last is the expanded and updated edition of what Better Homes & Gardens called "the ultimate guide to sources on anything to do with gardening." The guide has long been acclaimed for its invaluable roster of plant and seed companies, nurseries, garden accessories, services, libraries, societies, newsletters, and books. Now, with a much-requested and much-needed guide to gardening on the Internet, Gardening by Mail is as current as it is authoritative.

Sustainable Horticulture

Author : Raymond P. Poincelot
ISBN : UCSC:32106016422757
Genre : Gardening
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For one or two semester courses in Horticulture, Horticultural Science, or Plant Science. This comprehensive introduction to the emerging discipline of sustainable horticulture provides students with the foundations of horticultural science that underlie all forms of horticulture--from conventional through sustainable to organic. The practice of sustainable horticulture is designed to preserve agricultural resources and to prevent environmental damage to the farm and offsite land, water, and air. Production, profits, and incentives must remain at optimal levels, and the system must function in the context of socioeconomic realities. This text leads students through these practices and production, and provides the necessary information to support a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly horticulture.

Elsevier S Dictionary Of Plant Names And Their Origin

Author : D.C. Watts
ISBN : UOM:39015050256430
Genre : Science
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The dictionary contains about 30,000 vernacular and literary English names of plants (plus a few American), both wild and cultivated, with their botanical name and a brief account of the names' meaning if known. It was conceived as part of the author's wider interest in plant and tree lore, and ethnobotanical studies. Knowledge of plant names can give insight into largely forgotten beliefs. Why for example is, or was, the common red poppy known as "Blind Man"? An old superstition has it that if the poppy were put to the eyes it would cause blindness. Such names were probably the result of some taboo against picking the plant. Similarly, other names were likely to have been applied as a result of a country mother's warning to her children against eating poisonous berries. For the warning carries more weight when the name given to the berry reinforces the warning. Many such plants or fruits may be ascribed to the devil, Devil's Berries for Deadly Nightshade is an example. Names may also be purely descriptive, and can also serve to explain the meaning of the botanical name. Beauty-Berry is an example: it is the name given to the American shrub that belongs to the genus Callicarpa, which is made up of two Greek words that mean beauty and berry. Literary, or "book" names, have also been included in this dictionary, as being a very important part of the whole. Many of them provide links in the transmission of words through the ages. Thor's Beard, for example, is a book name for "houseleek", and has never been used in the dialect. But it highlights the legend that houseleek is a lightning plant, and by reverse logic is a preserver from fire.

Miniature Gardens

Author : Joachim Carl
ISBN : PSU:000021306020
Genre : Gardening
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Author : Chi-yung Jim
ISBN : UCSD:31822036880896
Genre : Trees in cities
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Guide To Reference And Information Sources In Plant Biology

Author : Diane Schmidt
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114504801
Genre : Reference
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This third edition of a classic bibliography retains the best features of its predecessor, published ten years ago, with greatly expanded coverage of Web sites. Its nearly 1,000 annotated entries focus on core materials for botanists and plant biologists. Organized by topic rather than format, it runs the gamut from Plant Physiology to Genetics and Biotechnology. Introductory chapters discuss the study of plants, characteristics of plant biology literature, and the history of the field and the people in it. This book is for both neophyte and seasoned botanists and their information purveyors.

Little Big Bend

Author : Roy Morey
ISBN : 0896726134
Genre : Nature
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A photographic and descriptive guide to the diverse plant life of the Big Bend region of Texas, including uncommon or rare species such as orchids.

Effects Of Temperature On Flower Development Rate And Morphology Of Phalaenopsis

Author : Kari Ann Robinson
ISBN : MSU:31293023287612
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Manual Of Herbaceous Ornamental Plants

Author : Steven M. Still
ISBN : WISC:89052264660
Genre : Science
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PREFACE: This text provides information about common and uncommon annuals, biennials, perennials, bulbs, ornamental grasses, herbs, and hardy ferns that are adapted to most climates of the United States and Canada. The fourth edition is larger than the previous edition and I expect that a future edition will be even larger. The learning process of a plantsman is a life-long endeavor and I will continue to discover new plants in my travels. The idea for this text started developing when I was a student in a herbaceous plants course at the University of Illinois. At that time, I realized that there was no one text that included identification characteristics and the ornamental and cultural features necessary to obtain a complete understanding of the subject. This idea was further reinforced when I became an instructor of herbaceous plants at Kansas State University. I found it impossible to recommend any one book for student use because each had its advantages and disadvantages. This text provides the student, the professional, and the home gardener with illustrations and concise treatment of plant information. I have had an opportunity to travel extensively in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Great Britain. Information gained in these travels has been incorporated in this expanded fourth edition. There are over 1 20 new plant descriptions and now a total of 384 color photos. Wildflowers and herbs are two examples of plant groups where coverage has been expanded. Since the printing of the third edition of the Manual of Herbaceous Ornamental Plants, I have received many helpful suggestions of how this text could be enhanced. I am indebted to those individuals who took time to contact me with their suggestions. I have assimilated their comments and incorporated them in the fourth edition. The art work for the fourth edition was done by Lynda Chandler.

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