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soldanella is the genus name Soldanella meaning 'like plants in that genus' with reference to the similarity of the rounded leaves. [See Convolvulus soldanella.]

Solenostemon [genus name] is derived from Greek soleno- (tube, pipe) and -stemon (stamen) components with reference to the shape of the fused stamens. [See ....]

Solidago [genus name] is derived from Latin solido (to make whole, firm, dense or solid) with reference to medicinal qualities. [See Solidago.]

somniferum is Latin (sleep-bringing, sleep-causing) meaning 'sleep inducing'. [See Papaver somniferum.]

Sonchus [genus name] is a corruption of a Greek name sonchos, itself derived from a Greek word for 'hollow' with reference to its stems. [See Sonchus.]

Sorbus [genus name] is derived from a classical Latin name for the fruit of the service-tree (Sorbus domestica) or from sorb apple (sorbum). [See Sorbus.]

Sorghastrum [genus name] is made up of the genus name Sorghum and the Latin suffix -astrum components meaning 'sorghum-like'. [See Sorghastrum.]

Sorghum [genus name] is of obscure origin although some authorities suggest it is a corruption of an Italian name sorgo. [See Sorghum.]

soulangiana commemorates a French cavalry officer, politician and horticulturist, Etienne Soulange-Bodin (1774-1846), in whose garden at Fromont outside Paris this accidental magnolia hybrid made its appearance in 1826. Napoleon Bonaparte decorated him with the Legion of Honour. [See Magnolia x soulangiana.]

Spartium [genus name] is a corruption of Greek sparto, itself derived from Greek sparton (esparto grass, in a different family), as the fibre from both had similar uses.

Members of this family (Leguminosae) absorb nitrogen from the air. Through the bacterial nodules on their deep growing roots they will introduce nitrogen to the soil (and aerate it) to the benefit of neighbouring plants and any following them in the same soil. [See Spartium.]


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