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MMGA Home Horticulture Evening Lecture Series

  • Boston Nature Center 500 Walk Hill Street Mattapan, MA 02126 (map)

NOMENCLATURE:

Many gardeners, even experienced ones, feel confused when botanical names are being bandied about. Botanical names serve several important purposes, and understanding them can tell you a lot about the plant you are working with. In this class we will show you how to understand a plant's botanical name, and discuss strategies for learning them over time. We'll explore botanical nomenclature (the way plant names are organized) in a manner that is accessible and easy to understand, so that you can feel confident the next time you find yourself face to face with a two part Latinate name!