September 11, 2020 at 2:43 pm #13889
Let’s define what our plants mean in Latin. Choose 1-2 plants and look up what the names mean and post below. I will do the first one
The plant list for class is as follows:
Day 1 –
Prunus cerasus ‘Evans’
Prunus virginiana ‘Schubert’
Viburnum opulus var. Americanum
Malus domestica ‘Goodland’. (eating)
Picea pungens var. glauca
Betula pendula ‘Laciniata’
Malus x adstringens
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September 11, 2020 at 2:46 pm #13891
Populus balsamifera means: poplar and balsam (aromatic resin) – bearing
September 13, 2020 at 11:07 am #13921CHRISTA KAHLParticipant
Betula pendula ‘Laciniata’ – Cutleaf weeping birch
Ribes rubrum – Red currant
September 21, 2020 at 9:35 am #14134
laciniata is derived from Latin lacer (torn, mangled) meaning ‘fringed or very deeply cut, torn or slashed into narrow divisions
Genus name comes from the Danish word ribs meaning red currant. sativum means ‘cultivated’ (rubrum as it is sometimes referred to means red)
Refences: Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder at http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/
Plant biographies at plantlives.com
September 14, 2020 at 3:26 pm #13943DANIELLE BEATTYParticipant
Malus domestica ‘Goodland’ – apple hybrid, meaning of the house (domesticated)
Juniperus horizontalis – creeping juniper, indicates horizontal habit of growth
September 15, 2020 at 11:44 am #13957Jan LalondeParticipant
Amelanchier alnifolia means saskatoon serviceberry or saskatoon berry.
Prunus Virginia is a choke cherry.
Prunus virginiana ‘Schubert’ is a Schubert chokecherry.
Michelle – what is “clade” … I see it listed multiple times for some of these meanings?
September 15, 2020 at 4:49 pm #13959
A clade is a group of descendants of a common ancestor. It is another way of looking at taxonomy (ie grouping organisms). Is there a specific context or clade that you keep finding reference to that I might be able to shed some light on?
September 17, 2020 at 12:31 am #13987KAYLA LUCEROParticipant
Prunus cerasus ‘Evans’ – Sour Cherry
Viburnum opulus var. Americanum – American cranberrybush
September 17, 2020 at 5:47 pm #14045EMILY FEHLAUERParticipant
Syringa vulgaris – common lilac. The genus comes from the greek word syrinx which refers to “tube” or “pipe” aimed at the stem characteristics. The species vulgaris means common.
Sorbus aucuparia – mountain ash. The genus means fruit of the service tree and the species comes from the words “avis (bird)” and “capere (catching”) referring to the fruit which apparently is commonly used as bait for fowling!
September 17, 2020 at 9:09 pm #14051LISA MOLESKYParticipant
Caragana arborescens – Siberian peashrub (Caragana). arborescens from latin meaning ‘becoming tree like’.
Dasiphora fruticosa or Potentilla fruticosa – shrubby cinquefoil. fruticosa is from latin meaning ‘bushy’ Diasphora
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