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Plant Names Simplified 3rd Edition: Their Pronunciation, Derivation and Meaning


Johnson; Smith; Stockdale


First published in 1931 by renowned horticulturalist Arthur Johnson, Plant Names Simplified has become an established classic.

Presented in a glossary format, this pocket-sized reference book gives the name, pronunciation and classification of common plants and the meaning behind the Latin origins of the name. This enables the reader to learn how the terms should be spelled and pronounced correctly and provides an explanation of why plants like Helianthus hirsutus is so called – because it is hairy!

Plant Names Simplified 3rd Edition is a reliable resource for gardeners of all abilities, park managers, botanists, ecologists, garden designers and horticultural practitioners and students.

Additional information

ISBN 9781910455067
Product type PB
Publication date 04-Mar-19
Dimensions 186 × 123 mm
Product options

eBook (ePub), eBook (pdf), Print version

2 reviews for Plant Names Simplified 3rd Edition: Their Pronunciation, Derivation and Meaning

  1. Recent reviews from other outlets

    Kim May – Great book, I’m doing my L3 Horticultural diploma so have a lot of plants to learn this is the best book I’ve come across that tells you how to pronounce the names properly & the meaning of them.

    Matt – Fantastic book for a keen gardener / professional. I use it along side my RHS course, it is a great help to be able to understand what the Latin name actually means!

    Tallman_walking – We bought this for an RHS horticulture course, it is really useful.

    LindaB@23 – Bought for my son who is a grounds man. He is dyslexic and I thought this would help. Apparently it has.

    Laura Allard – One of the most informative books I’ve come across

    R Dredd – A must read for horticulturists everywhere

  2. George Hudson, Evening Standard

    No gardener should be without this total classic

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