Team Latin, or Team Common?: Yes, I don't want to appear stuffy.

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Team Latin, or Team Common?

By Trish
October 2, 2011

Latin names and common names: In honor of our quickly growing ATP Database, today we're going to explore which side ATPers are on.

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Region: Alabama
Jan 22, 2014 8:07 PM CST
Well, I don't know most of the Latin names, don't know most of the common names either, but I like the argument Dave is using so I am going to chose that when pointing at a plant, and saying isn't that plant beautiful.
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
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Jan 23, 2014 1:24 PM CST Admin

Good plan Thumbs up Smiling
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
Frugal Gardener Garden Procrastinator I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest
Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database.
May 1, 2014 4:30 PM CST
If you WANT to appear stuffy but have no idea what the plant's name is in English or Latin, you could say:

"Isn't that Pulchra?"

* Latin word meaning "beautiful"
Pulcher, (male)
Pulchra, (female)
Pulchrum (? other?)

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