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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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Epifagus [genus name] is derived from Greek epi- (upon) and the genus name Fagus meaning 'on beech' with reference to its preferred host as a parasitic plant, although it also enjoys the roots of oak (Quercus) and chestnut trees (Castanea). [See Epifagus.]

Epigaea [genus name] is derived from Greek epi- (upon) and gaia (earth) components with reference to the plant's creeping habit. [See Epigaea.]

Epilobium [genus name] is derived from Greek epi- (upon) and lobos (pod, capsule) components with reference to the fact that the flowers and the seed pods appear simultaneously and the flower petals seem to be on top of the pod-like ovary. [See Epilobium.]

epithymum is derived from Greek epi- (upon) and the genus name Thymus components with reference to parasitic qualities with thyme as the host. [See Cuscuta epithymum.]

equisetifolia is derived from the genus name Equisetum and Latin -folia (leaved) components meaning 'like plants in that (horsetail) genus'. [See Casuarina equisetifolia.]

equisetiformis is made up of the genus name Equisetum and Latin -formis (shape) components meaning 'like plants in that (horsetail) genus'.[See Russelia equisetiformis.]

Eragrostis [genus name] is derived from Greek eros (love) or era (earth) and agrostis (a kind of grass) components with reference, for some authorities, to the spikelets either for their 'delicate' appearance or their 'earthy' smell. [See Eragrostis.]

Eranthis [genus name] is derived from Greek earo- (Spring) and antho- (flower) components. [See Eranthis.]

erecta means 'upright or erect'. [See Berula erecta, Duranta erecta, Potentilla erecta, Tagetes erecta.]

erectum means 'upright or erect'. [See Polygonum erectum, Trillium erectum.]


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