Plant Names Explained | Book Preview
A plant’s botanical name does more than give it a unique label. The name can often reveal where it originated, who discovered it, what shape it is, and more besides. This book is an indispensible guide, making the subject accessible and enjoyable, showing not only how plant names work, but also how to make use of them in practical ways.
Jane Sterndale-Bennett, one of England’s foremost gardeners, is the Consultant for the book, and has written the Introduction. Jane is a past chairman of the Hardy Plant Society and lectures widely on plants and gardens. The Foreword is by Andrew McIndoe of Hillier Nurseries, who have been growing and selling the very best quality plants since 1864.