My life these last couple of months has been mostly school and work. When I am not writing my next paper or creating a floral design, you will most likely find me learning the scientfic names of plant.
Hort 306: Woody Ornamentals
COURSE DESCRIPTION: here are a few hundred plants...half you need to learn the scientific name, family and common name and description and be able to recoginize by sight (from small clippings). The other half you only need to learn my scientific name and description. have fun!
Needless to say this class as been a THORN in my side...
On that happy note...Who wants to learn this weeks plant list with me...
Fragrant Sumac - Rhus aromatica - Anacardiaceae
Apache Plum - Fallugia paradoxa - Rosaceae
OH I forgot to mention...you need to be able to spell these correctly or points will be taken off..
(This one is way fun)
Rockrose - Pavonia lasiopetala - Malvaceae
Coralberry - Symphoricaarpos orbiculatus - Caprifoliaceae
(sometimes I question what the scientific authorities were thinking when they named some of these)
Cuphea - Cuphea spp. - Lythraceae
Flowering Quince - Chaenomeles spp. - Rosaceae
Spirea - Spirea spp. - Rosaceae
Weigela - Weigela florida - Caprifoliaceae
(This is actually a small list...usually there are a few more!!)
Pride-Of-Barbados - Caesalpinia pulcherrima - Fabaceaa
Beautyberry - Callicarpa americana - Verbenaceae
Texas Kidneywood - Eysenhardtia texana - Fabaceae
Raise your hand if you hate Latin....!!