A Gardener's Handbook of Plant Names: Their Meanings and Origins
by A.W. Smith
First compact dictionary to combine definitions of botanical names in general usage with information on their derivation and guides to pronunciation. A monumental index provides a cross-reference from some 1,800 common plant names to corresponding botanical ones. Combines thoroughness, botanical rigor, and interesting facts and lore — all leavened with touches of humor.
Paperback, 432 pages
Published May 16th 1997 by Dover Publications
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