Demystifying Botanical Latin: Tracing the Labyrinth of Truth

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Botanical Latin

Botanical Latin

Date: Wednesday, January 23, 10:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: Daniel Sparler

What’s in a name, anyway? What are the terms repens, decussatus, and praecox telling us about the plants they represent, and who’s this Kniphof character with his red-hot poker plants? If you’ve ever wondered at the meaning behind the seemingly enigmatic names of your favorite plants, this class is for you. Gardener, educator, and botanical Latin enthusiast Daniel Sparler will share the tools you need to start deciphering the mysterious yet enriching system of plant taxonomy and binomial nomenclature.

NOTE: A portion of this class may be held outside, weather permitting.

Class size: 20
Cost: $30 members / $45 non-members
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