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cernuum is Latin (face toward the ground, falling headlong) meaning 'drooping or nodding'. [See Allium cernuum.]

cernuus is Latin (face toward the ground, falling headlong) meaning 'drooping or nodding'. [See Saururus cernuus.]

cerris is a Latin name for this (Quercus cerris) species. [See Quercus cerris.]

cespitosa means 'tufted' with reference to the way in which the grass grows. [See Deschampsia cespitosa.]

Chaenomeles [genus name] is derived from Greek chaeno- (split, gaping) and melos (apple) components with reference to the original incorrect belief that the fruit splits to release the seeds. [See Chaenomeles.]

chalcedonicum means 'of or from Chalcedonia or of Chalcedon' (an area that is opposite Istanbul in Asia Minor and is now called Kadekoy). [See Lilium chalcedonicum.]

chamaebuxus is derived from Greek chamae- (dwarf, on the ground, low-growing) and the genus name Buxus (box) components with reference to the plant's low, creeping habit and the similarity of its leaves to those of box. [See Polygala chamaebuxus.]

Chamaecyparis [genus name] is derived from Greek chamae- (dwarf, on the ground, low-growing) and kyparissos (cypress) components. Some authorities point out that some species in this genus can grow over 100 ft. tall. [See Chamaecyparis.]

chamaecyparissus is derived from the genus name Chamaecyparis meaning 'like plants in that (cypress) genus'. [See Santolina chamaecyparissus.]

Chamaedaphne [genus name] is derived from Greek chamae- (dwarf, on the ground, low-growing) and daphne (laurel) components with reference to the dwarf height and the evergreen leaves of the species in the genus. [See Chamaedaphne.]


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