Unraveling the Mysteries Behind Plant Names
Polly Hill Arboretum
Contact: Polly Hill Arboretum
Address: 809 State Road
Admission fee: $10 Regular. $5 for PHA members.
Sponsors: Polly Hill Arboretum
Botanical names hold great power for gardeners; they offer insight for plant identification, cultural growing requirements, and botanical trivia, and allow a means for communicating with gardeners around the world. Still, Latin names can be intimidating to learn, understand, and pronounce. This talk by new PHA Curator Todd Rounsaville will help to simplify the challenging subject of plant names: where do they come from? What do they mean? Why do they change?