Pronunciation of Latin Names - Knowledgebase Question

Tinley Park, IL
Question by acanfora
July 5, 1999
I would like to know how to pronounce the latin names for all flowers-is there a book for this?


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Answer from NGA
July 5, 1999

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When I was learning the Latin names of plants I was told that if I said the name loudly enough, and with authority, people would believe I was saying it right! This can be the case, depending upon the audience, but if you really want a pocket-sized coach, purchase the book called "Dictionary of Plant Names" by Allen J. Coombes, published by Timber Press, PO Box 1631, Beaverton, OR 97075. ISBN# 0-88192-023-1. It's a very helpful book and you'll refer to it again and again.

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