at plantlives.com  
  

Company Logo
 

News

OUT NOW
1st formal Edition of the CD of Plant Biographies (or Plant's Eye View of the Planet and Man). About 1000 extra pages which include a dramatic expansion of R genera plus other additions and changes.

 

Browse the Botanical Definitions

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..

To browse the definitions please click on one of the buttons below to see the section under that letter. In some cases there may be no words under a particular letter.

 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

There are 76 records that match.

 

Definitions
Helenium [genus name] is derived from helenion a Greek name for a different plant that was named after Helen of Troy. [See Helenium.]

Helichrysum [genus name] is derived from Greek helio- (sun) and chryso- (gold) components with reference to the bright yellow colour of the flowers of some species. [See Helichrysum.]

helioscopia is derived from Greek helio- (sun) and scopein (to look) components with reference to the way in which the plant moves towards the sun. [See Euphorbia helioscopia.]

Helonias [genus name] is derived from Greek helo- (marsh) with reference to the habitat of these species. [See Helonias.]

Hemerocallis [genus name] is derived from Greek hemero- (day) and calli- (beautiful, charming, lovely) components as a definition of these day lilies. [See Hemerocallis.]

Hemidesmus [genus name] is derived from Greek hemi- (half) and desmos (band) components. [See Hemidesmus.]

Hepatica [genus name] is derived from Greek hepato- (liver) or epatikos (affecting the liver) components with reference to the colour and shape of the leaves and their past medicinal use. [See ... .]

Heracleum [genus name] is named after one of the classical Greek heroes, Heracles, because it was believed that it was he who first discovered the plants' medicinal uses. [See Heracleum.]

herba-barona is a Corsican name for this species with reference to its past use as a flavouring for barons of beef. [See Thymus herba-barona.]

herbacea means 'herbaceous, not woody'. [See Erythrina herbacea.]


Previous Page 2 of 8 Next

 
 

ALL material is subject to Copyright.
Text © 1991-2013 Sue Eland
(See Terms and Conditions under Contact and About Us.)
Site by Bath IT