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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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Pentaglottis [genus name] is derived from Greek penta- (five) and glotto- (tongue) components with reference to the flower's tongue-like scales. [See Pentaglottis.]

Penthorum [genus name] is derived from Greek penta- (five) and horos (mark) components with reference to the flower pattern. [See Penthorum.]

Peperomia [genus name] is derived from Greek peperi (pepper) and homoio- (similar, like) components with reference to a similarity with related pepper (Piper) plants. [See Peperomia.]

peregrina is derived from Latin peregrinus (foreign, strange) meaning 'foreign, exotic or immigrant'. [See Comptonia peregrina, Rubia peregrina.]

perenne means 'perennial'. [See Linum perenne, Lolium perenne, Rapistrum perenne.]

perennis means 'perennial'. [See Bellis perennis, Lupinus perennis, Mercurialis perennis.]

Pereskia [genus name] commemorates a French naturalist, astronomer and archaeologist, Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc (1580-1637), who it is noted was the first Frenchman to view monuments in terms of their history, and he discovered the Orion nebula in 1610. He also studied fossils, and was a patron of art and science. [See Pereskia.]

perfoliatum means 'with leaves surrounding or embracing the stem'. [See Eupatorium perfoliatum, Silphium perfoliatum, Triosteum perfoliatum.]

perfoliatus means 'with leaves surrounding or embracing the stem'. [See Potamogeton perfoliatus.]

perforatum is derived from Latin perforo (to pierce through) meaning 'with or appearing to have small holes, or transparent or clear spots'. [See Hypericum perforatum.]


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