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Andropogon [genus name] is derived from Greek aner or andro- (man) and pogon- (beard) components with reference to the hairy spikelets on some species. [See Andropogon.]

androsaemifolium is made up of the genus name Androsaemum and Latin -folia (leaved) components meaning 'with leaves like those of that genus', a genus that has been re-named Hypericum and contains perforate St. John's-wort (Hypericum perforatum). [See Apocynum androsaemifolium.]

Anemone [genus name] is for some authorities derived from Greek anemo- (wind) and mone (a habitation) components as some of the species enjoy windy sites, and for others it is a corruption of another Greek word or is of Semitic origin.

The plants in this genus are potentially poisonous.

In the language of flowers anemone is said to symbolize ‘expectation’, ‘forsaken’ or ‘sickness’. [See Anemone.]

Anemonoides [genus name] is made up of the genus name Anemone and Greek -oides (like) components meaning 'like plants in that genus'. [See ... .]

Anethum [genus name] is derived from Greek ano (upwards) and theo (I run) components with reference to a fast-growing plant and is a Greek name for dill (Anethum graveolens). [See Anethum.]

aneura is derived from Greek a (without) and neuro- (nerve, tendon, sinew, ligament, fibre) components meaning 'nerveless'. [See Acacia aneura.]

Angelica [genus name] was part of a medieval Latin name for the plant Herba angelica meaning 'angel's plant' with reference to one of the legends explaining how man learnt of angelica's healing properties from an angel. [See Angelica.]

anglica means 'of or from England'. [See Drosera anglica, Genista anglica, Potentilla anglica.]

angolensis means 'of or from Angola'. [See Pterocarpus angolensis, Pycnanthus angolensis.]

Angostura [genus name] is the original name of the Venezuelan town of Ciudad Bolivar particularly associated with the tincture obtained from the bark of Angostura (Angostura cuspara). [See Angostura.]


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