A Little Book of Latin for Gardeners
You may think that Botanical Latin is the preserve of the horticultural show off but it does in fact have its benefits. The naming of plants draws upon all manner of influences from geography and social history to folklore, ancient beliefs and superstitions. The story of how plants come to be named reveals some useful things but also much about the stranger byways of human endeavour and eccentricity.
Botanical Latin can also help on the ground; where two plants can have the same English name the latin will often provide information about what size the plant will grow to, what shape it will develop ad what habitat it prefers.
Hardback. 324 pages.
14.5cm x 22.4cm x 2.8cm