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Rock and Alpine Gardening: Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

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Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

September 20, 2006
1:07 AM

Post #2740686

Just tootling around the internet today, and I found this:
http://www.winternet.com/~chuckg/dictionary.html
I think it is the most extensive dictionary I've seen as it includes the grammatical usage in botanical Latin (for those of us interested >>> me).

And HERE'S the BIG KICKER: Chuck Griffith, the author, is a rock gardener! But wait, there's more:

Chuck is a friend and long time member of our Minnesota Chapter of NARGS ! He is just full of surprises. I am embarrassed not to have known about this, but he's going to get a write up in our next newsletter, that's for sure.

Rick

P.S. I'll see about him adding "labelus" to the listing. LOL

Edited to fix hyperlink

This message was edited Sep 23, 2006 8:52 AM
Baa

September 23, 2006
12:35 AM

Post #2750585

It is a great site (your link took me back to DG but I know the site you're talking about) however I still think our Botanary is the best around at over 16,000 entries and growing! We went live with just about 6,300 entries a few short years ago ;)
Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

September 23, 2006
2:34 PM

Post #2751736

Okay, fixed the hyperlink - thanks Baa. Your Botanary is truely a massive undertaking and DEFINITELY far more extensive, but different. For people like me with a language fetish, I still like Chuck Griffith's, too. But for the most part, I would have to agree that Botanary is the way to go.

Anyone else have a good sites to share?
claypa
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 25, 2006
12:35 AM

Post #2755950

It's fun to have some understanding of the etymology and meaning of the names, especially where it's a physical description. That's a great site!

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