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Penstemon [genus name] is derived from Greek penta- (five) and stemon (stamen) components with reference to the flowers' five stamens. [See Penstemon.]

pen(n)sylvanica means 'of or from Pennsylvania (United States)'. [See Fraxinus pennsylvanica, Myrica pensylvanica, Persicaria pensylvanica, Prunus pensylvanica.]

pen(n)sylvanicum means 'of or from Pennsylvania (United States)'. [See Acer pensylvanicum.]

Pentaclethra [genus name] is derived from Greek penta- (five) and klethra (alder) components.

Members of this family (Leguminosae) absorb nitrogen from the air. Through the bacterial nodules on their deep growing roots they will introduce nitrogen to the soil (and aerate it) to the benefit of neighbouring plants and any following them in the same soil. [See Pentaclethra.]

pentadactylon is derived from Greek penta- (five) and dactylo- (finger) components. [See Chiranthodendron pentadactylon.]

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.]


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