Latin

 

I’ve decided to try  to learn a few Latin (and other common) names for the flowers, plants and trees in my house and garden.

 

12. Lilac tree – Syringa vulgaris 

 

11. Wallflower – Erysimum cheiri

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10. Rosemary – Rosmarinus officinalethumb_IMG_3563_1024

 

 

 

 

 

9. Comfrey – Symphytum Officinale 

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8. Primrose – Primula vulgaris 

Lenten/ Easter/ Butter /Early/ Golden rose.

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7.  Iris x germanica.

Iris was the Greek god of rainbows. Bearded iris.

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6.  Amaryliss – Hippeastrumthumb_IMG_3169_1024

 

 

 

 

 

5. The spider plant – Chlorophytum comosum

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4. Peace Lily – Spathyphyllum wallisii.

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3. Today’s flower is known as Sedum, Autumn Joy. It truly is a delight in the autumn with it’s cheery red flower clusters.

Sedum – Hylotelephium spectabile

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2. Today’s flower is Borage  – a plant the bees absolutely love. Star plant.

Borage – Borago officinalis

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  1. I’m starting off with the Cornflower, the flower that reminds my Mum of her childhood garden.

Cornflower – Centaurea cyanus thumb_IMG_2138_1024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All photos taken by and © Sareen McLay.