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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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Sium [genus name] is derived for some authorities from Celtic siu (water) and was a classical Greek name sion for a marsh plant. [See Sium.]

Smilacina [genus name] is derived from the genus name Smilax meaning 'like plants in that (sarsaparilla) genus'. [See ... .]

Sarcocephalus is derived from Greek sarco- (flesh) and cephalo- (head) components with reference to the fleshy fruiting heads. [See Sarcocephalus.]

Smyrnium [genus name] is a corruption of a Greek name smyrnion itself derived from smyrna (myrrh) with reference to the smell. [See Smyrnium.]

soldanella is the genus name Soldanella meaning 'like plants in that genus' with reference to the similarity of the rounded leaves. [See Convolvulus soldanella.]

Solenostemon [genus name] is derived from Greek soleno- (tube, pipe) and -stemon (stamen) components with reference to the shape of the fused stamens. [See ....]

Solidago [genus name] is derived from Latin solido (to make whole, firm, dense or solid) with reference to medicinal qualities. [See Solidago.]

somniferum is Latin (sleep-bringing, sleep-causing) meaning 'sleep inducing'. [See Papaver somniferum.]

Sonchus [genus name] is a corruption of a Greek name sonchos, itself derived from a Greek word for 'hollow' with reference to its stems. [See Sonchus.]

Sorghastrum [genus name] is made up of the genus name Sorghum and the Latin suffix -astrum components meaning 'sorghum-like'. [See Sorghastrum.]


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