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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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Perilla [genus name] is of obscure derivation for some authorities and for others a corruption of a Hindi name. For yet others it is derived from Latin pera (bag, wallet) with reference to the fruit. [See Perilla.]

Peristeria [genus name] is derived from Greek peristera (dove) with reference to the appearance of the flower's central column in these species. [See Peristeria.]

perpusillus is a Latin word meaning 'very small, very little'. [See Ornithopus perpusillus.]

persica means 'of or from Persia (Iran)'. [See Parrotia persica, Prunus persica, Prunus persica var. nectarina.]

Persicaria [genus name] is derived from Latin persica (peach) with reference to the leaf-shape and is a medieval name for a knotweed. [See Persicaria.]

perutile is Latin (very useful). [See Allium cepa var. perutile.]

pes-caprae is derived from Latin -pes (foot) and capri- (goat, she-goat) components meaning 'like a goat's foot'. [See Oxalis pes-caprae.]

Petasites [genus name] is derived from Latin petasi ( broad-brimmed hat, sunshade) with reference to the large leaves. [See Petasites.]

petiolaris means 'with a leaf stalk, or with a particularly long leaf stalk'. [See Helianthus petiolaris.]

petiolata means 'with a leaf stalk, or with a particularly long leaf stalk'. [See Alliaria petiolata.]


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