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In addition to searching through the individual botanical definitions you may now benefit also from browsing the extensive information gleaned through our research. This list has been compiled in alphabetic order according to the genus or species..

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Vernonia [genus name] commemorates an English botanist, William Vernon (c. 1680-c. 1711), who collected plants when travelling in North America (Maryland particularly) in 1698. [See Vernonia.]

versicolor is Latin (variously coloured, parti-coloured, changing colour). [See Iris versicolor.]

verum is Latin (true, genuine) meaning 'true or standard' with reference to the species as typical of the genus. [See Cinnamomum verum, Galium verum, Illicium verum.]

vesicaria is derived from Latin vesica (bladder) meaning 'bladder-like'. [See Carex vesicaria, Eruca vesicaria.]

vesiculosus is derived from Latin vesicula (little bladder) meaning 'bearing small bladders'. [See Fucus vesiculosus.]

Vetiveria [genus name] is derived from vettiveri, a local southern Indian common name. [See ... .]

vialii commemorates a French ethnologist and missionary, Father Paul Vial (1855-1917), who worked in Yunnan, south-western China. [See Primula vialii.]

viciifolia is made up of the genus name Vicia and Latin -folia (leaved) components meaning 'with vetch-like leaves'. [See Onobrychis viciifolia.]

Vinca [genus name] is a contraction of vinca pervinca (an old Latin name) derived from Latin vincio (to bind, tie round), with reference to the inclusion of the foliage in wreaths. [See Vinca.]

vineale is derived from Latin vinea (vineyard) meaning 'of vines or of or from vineyards'. [See Allium vineale.]


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