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    • #13889
      MICHELLE EDWORTHY
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      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 –

      Populus balsamifera

      Prunus cerasus ‘Evans’

      Amelanchier alnifolia

      Prunus virginiana

      Prunus virginiana ‘Schubert’

      Ribes rubrum

      Lonicera caerulea

      Viburnum opulus var. Americanum

      Malus domestica ‘Goodland’. (eating)

      Day 2

      Pinus mugo

      Dasiphora fruticosa

      Caragana arborescens

      Juniperus horizontalis

      Juniperus sabina

      Syringa vulgaris

      Rosa sp.

      Cotoneaster lucidus

      Acer negundo

      Day 3

      Picea glauca

      Picea pungens var. glauca

      Betula papyrifera

      Betula pendula ‘Laciniata’

      Sorbus aucuparia

      Fraxinus pennsylvanica

      Malus x adstringens

      Cornus sericea

      Quercus macrocarpa

    • #13891
      MICHELLE EDWORTHY
      Participant

      Populus balsamifera means: poplar and balsam (aromatic resin) – bearing

    • #13921
      CHRISTA KAHL
      Participant

      Betula pendula ‘Laciniata’ – Cutleaf weeping birch
      Ribes rubrum – Red currant

      • #14134
          Betula pendula

        laciniata is derived from Latin lacer (torn, mangled) meaning ‘fringed or very deeply cut, torn or slashed into narrow divisions

          Ribes sativum

        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

    • #13943
      DANIELLE BEATTY
      Participant

      Malus domestica ‘Goodland’ – apple hybrid, meaning of the house (domesticated)
      Juniperus horizontalis – creeping juniper, indicates horizontal habit of growth

    • #13957
      Jan Lalonde
      Participant

      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?

    • #13959
      MICHELLE EDWORTHY
      Participant

      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?

    • #13987
      KAYLA LUCERO
      Participant

      Prunus cerasus ‘Evans’ – Sour Cherry
      Viburnum opulus var. Americanum – American cranberrybush

    • #14045
      EMILY FEHLAUER
      Participant

      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!

    • #14051
      LISA MOLESKY
      Participant

      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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