The Firefly Dictionary of Plant Names

The Firefly Dictionary of Plant Names

Common and Botanical

Book - 2003
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Firefly Books Ltd
A pocket-sized cross-referenced dictionary of 30,000 terms for finding common or botanical equivalent names from North America, Europe, and the UK. It includes earlier versions of common names and explanations of Latin to identify groups.

This is the only guide needed to find the name of a plant. Using whichever name is already known -- common or botanical -- readers will quickly find the name needed using the extensive cross-reference lists. From alpines to trees and shrubs, from houseplants to wild flowers, this essential gardening reference covers an amazing 30,000 terms over 448 pages, all in a compact, easy-to-carry size:

  • Quickly find the common or botanical equivalents of plant names
  • Easily convert common plant names to their botanical equivalents -- and vice versa
  • Inclusive coverage of North American, European and UK common names, plus earlier versions of common names
  • Explanations of Latin help to identify whole groups of plants at a glance
  • Convenient pocket-sized format, with a wipe-clean flexibind cover, makes it easy to carry along on visits to the garden center or nursery

Book News
This reference, published in a pocket-sized volume that's both narrow and tall, provides the common and botanical names for more than 30,000 plants grown in English-speaking areas of the world and most of Europe. Both halves of the dictionary common/botanical and botanical/common are divided into sections by plant type, including alpine, aquatics, bulbs, cacti, and so on, through wild flowers. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Toronto : Firefly Books, 2003
ISBN: 9781552976029
Branch Call Number: 580.3 BAG
Characteristics: vii, 440 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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