Tag: botanical names

What’s in a Name? Through the Rainbow Part II

Tradescantia zebrina Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra I warned you that there were a whole lot of color-related specific epithets, didn’t I? You can find the previous color-name posts at Black, White, and Shades of Gray and Through the Rainbow Part I. And… Continue Reading “What’s in a Name? Through the Rainbow Part II”

What’s in a Name? Through the Rainbow Part I

Verbena hastata ‘Rosea’ Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra Ok, all (ten) of you who find this stuff interesting, it’s time for more fun with botanical nomenclature. Now that White, Black, and Shades of Gray are out of the way, let’s move on to… Continue Reading “What’s in a Name? Through the Rainbow Part I”

What’s in a Name? White, Black, and Shades of Gray

Aquilegia flabellata var. pumila f. alba Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra When I decided to write a series of posts exploring the meanings behind many botanical names, I knew right away which batch I wanted to investigate first: names that relate to colors.… Continue Reading “What’s in a Name? White, Black, and Shades of Gray”

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