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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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opulus was a Latin name for a kind of maple. [See Viburnum opulus.]

orbiculare is derived from Latin orbiculatus (round) meaning 'disc-shaped, or round and flat'. [See Phyteuma orbiculare.]

orbiculatus is Latin (round) meaning 'disc-shaped, or round and flat'. [See Celastrus orbiculatus.]

Oreopteris [genus name] is derived from Greek oro- (mountain) and pteri- (fern, feather) components with reference to habitat. [See Oreopteris.]

orientale means 'of or from the East'. [See Papaver orientale.]

orientalis means 'of or from the East'. [See Helleborus orientalis, Hyacinthus orientalis, Liquidambar orientalis, Persicaria orientalis, Picea orientalis, Platanus orientalis, Platycladus orientalis, Sigesbeckia orientalis.]

Orobanche [genus name] is derived from Greek orobos (a kind of vetch) and -anche (strangle) components with reference to the plants' parasitic nature.

The different species thrive on the roots of various plants. [See Orobanche.]

Orthilia [genus name] is derived from a Greek word meaning 'straight spiral' with reference to the one-sided arrangement of the flowers. [See Orthilia.]

Osmanthus [genus name] is derived from Greek -osme (smell, fragrance) and antho- (flower) components with reference to the flowers' fragrance. [See Osmanthus.]

Osmorhiza [genus name] is derived from Greek -osme (smell, fragrance) and rhizo- (root) components. [See Osmorhiza.]


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