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  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,252
    Just a quick rider. Many if not the majority of plant names are not actually Latin.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,854
    Quite a lot are Greek in origin.  Hydrangea, clematis.........
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Yes but using the botanical names across the gardening world does tell you what the plant is never mind where you are. The "latin" names do tell you about their growing/habitat situation. Local names just "locally" are often so different. As people have often said we need to know what the conditions we have in our gardens so that the plants we are trying to plant in them will be names of plants can often give us a glue.
  • FireFire Posts: 18,138
    Yes. They stick.
  • Anna33Anna33 Posts: 316
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