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hortensis means 'of or growing in gardens'. [See Anemone hortensis, Atriplex hortensis, Rumex acetosa var. hortensis, Satureja hortensis.]

hortulana is derived from Latin hortus (garden) meaning 'of or from gardens'. [See Prunus hortulana.]

Hosta [genus name] commemorates an Austrian physician and botanist, Nicolaus Thomas Host (1761-1834) who was physician to the last Holy Roman Emperor, Francis II (1768-1835), otherwise known as Emperor of Austria, Francis I. Among his published works are one on grasses and Flora Austriaca. [See Hosta.]

Hottonia [genus name] commemorates a Dutch botanist and physician, Pieter Hotton (1648-1709), who was a professor at Leiden. [See Hottonia.]

humile is derived from Latin humus (on the ground, low) meaning 'low-growing or lower growing than most of its kind'. [See Jasminum humile.]

humilis is derived from Latin humus (on the ground, low) meaning 'low-growing'or lower growing than most of its kind'. [See Chamaerops humilis, Poa humilis, Rhapis humilis, Salix humilis, Rivina humilis.]

Humulus [genus name] is derived from old German or Slav humela (hop), or from Latin humi (ground, soil, earth) with reference to an occasional prostrate habit. [See Humulus.]

Huperzia [genus name] commemorates a German botanist, Johann Peter Huperz (1771-1816), who specialised in ferns. [See Huperzia]

hyacinthoides is derived from the genus name Hyacinthus and Greek -oides (like) components meaning 'like plants in that (hyacinth) genus'. [See Sansevieria hyacinthoides.]

hybridum means 'hybrid or mixed'. [See Papaver hybridum, Rheum x hybridum.]


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