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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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oxyspermum is derived from Greek oxy- (sharp, acute) and -sperma (seed, seeded) components meaning 'with sharp seeds'. [See Polygonum oxyspermum subsp. raii.]

Oxytropis [genus name] is derived from Greek oxy- (sharp, acute) and tropi- (keel) components with reference to the tip of the two lowest petals.

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 Oxytropis.]

Ozothamnus [genus name] is derived from Greek words ozo- (stinking, smell) and thamno- (shrub) components. [See Ozothamnus.]

oglethorpensis is derived from the name of a County in the State of Georgia in the south-eastern United States, Oglethorp, where this species was found. It was discovered in Oglethorp County and first described in 1940 by a highly respected Amercian botanist, Wilbur Howard Duncan, who was a professor at the University of Georgia. The County name comemmorates the founder of the first settlement at Georgia and the city of Savannah, an Englishman, General James E. Oglethorpe (1696-1785). [See Quercus oglethorpensis.]


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