A Guide to Pronouncing Plant Names


A: Intro: Track 1) The British System and L-VES (Elvis)


B: Part One - Rules and Terms Explained and Drilled

2) The Binomial Name
3) Adjectives
4) The Species Name
5) Word Endings
6) "Vulgaris"
7) "Officinalis"
8) Latin Diphthongs
9) Family names - a/ce/ae
10) Consonants
11) "ch" = "k"
12) Stress Patterns: Two-Syllable Words
13) The Strong Syllable
14) Double Consonants
15) Diphthongs Can Indicate Stress
16) Weak Suffixes
17) Strong Suffixes
18) Plant Parts and Organs

C: Part Two - Pure Unadorned Repetition, Led by a Taxonomist

19) Favorite Herbs
20) Favorite Herbs with Trickier Plant Names

D: Part Three - Pleasant Epithets and Useful Suffixes

21) Dyes
22) Colors
23) Personal Names
24) Place Names
25) Habitat
26) Numbers
27) Useful Suffixes
28) Resemblances

E: Bonus: - A Scholar and A Dictionary

29) How the Romans Would Have Pronounced Scientific Names, Even If They Would Not Have Recognized these 18th Century, Latinized Names as Latin.