Botanical Latin is essential for anyone with a serious interest in identifying plants. But, contrary to popular belief, mastering Latin plant names need not be intimidating or boring. Review the rules of taxonomy, Latin grammar, and pronunciation, and learn the history of the binomial system in use today.
A Gardener's Handbook of Plant Names: Their Meanings and Origins, by A.W. Smith
Plant Identification Terminology, an Illustrated Glossary, by James G. Harris and Melinda Wolf Harris will be used during our first class.