Plant Indes & Pronunciation Guide 1

BY TOM FISCHER

Abies balsamea, balsam fir (p. 61)

AY-beez ball-SAY-mee-uh

A. koreana, Korean fir (p. 61)

kore-ee-AY-nuh

Acca sellowiana, guava (p. 16)

ACK-uh SELL-oh-ee-AY-nuh

Acer griseum, paperbark maple (pp. 40, 44)

AY-sur GRIZZ-ee-um

A. palmatum, Japanese maple (p. 62)

pal-MAY-tum

A. p. var. dissectum, laceleaf Japanese maple (p. 50, 51) dye-SECK-tum

A. p. subsp. amoenum (p. 51)

uh-MEE-num

Ajuga reptans, bugleweed (p. 50)

uh-JOO-guh REP-tanz

Allium nigrum (p. 43)

AL-ee-um NYE-grum

Anaphalis triplinervis (p. 43)

uh-NAFF-uh-lus trip-lih-NUR-vus

Arbutus menziesii, madrone (p. 24)

are-BYOO-tus MEN-zeez-ee-eye

A. unedo, strawberry tree (p. 23)

you-NEE-doe

Asarum europaeum, European ginger (pp. 43, 44)

ASS-uh-rum your-oh-PEE-um

Astelia chathamica (pp. 43, 44)

uh-STEE-lee-uh chuh-TAM-ih-kuh

Averrhoa carambola, carambola (p. 16)

av-ur-ROE-uh kar-um-BOE-luh

Bougainvillea (p. 26)

boo-gun-VILL-ee-uh

Cedrus libani, cedar of Lebanon (p. 61)

SEE-druss LIBB-uh-nye

Chamaecyparis obtusa, Hinkoki cypress (p. 61)

kam-ee-SIPP-ur-iss ub-TOO-zuh

C. pisifera, thread-branch cypress (p. 61)

pih-SIFF-ur-uh

Citrus aurantiifolia, Key lime (p. 14)

SIT-russ ore-an-tee-ih-FOE-lee-uh

C. xlimonia (p. 14)

lih-MOE-nee-uh

Clematis orientalis (pp. 40, 43, 44)

KLEM-uh-tiss or-ee-un-TAY-liss

C. viticella (p. 60)

vye-tih-SELL-uh

Corylus avellana, hazel (p. 23)

KORE-ih-lus av-uh-LAY-nuh

Cosmos sulphureus (p. 19)

KOZ-mus sul-FYOOR-ee-us

Crambe cordifolia (p. 44)

KRAM-bee kore-dih-FOE-lee-uh

Cupressus arizonica, Arizona cypress (p. 62)

kew-PRESS-us ar-ih-ZONN-ih-kuh

Cypripedium, lady’s-slipper (p. 52)

sip-rih-PEE-dee-um

Dolichos lablab, hyacinth bean (p. 19)

DOLL-ih-kus LAB-lab

Eryngium alpinum (pp. 43, 44)

uh-RIN-jee-um al-PYE-num

E. giganteum, Miss Willmott’s ghost (pp. 43, 44)

jye-gan-TEE-um

Eugenia uniflora, Surinam cherry (p. 16)

you-JEE-nee-uh you-nih-FLORE-uh

Euphorbia epithymoides (p. 59)

you-FOR-bee-uh uh-pith-uh-moe-EYE-deez

Foeniculum vulgare, fennel (pp. 43, 44)

fuh-NICK-you-lum vul-GAIR-ee

Fragaria, strawberry (p. 59)

fruh-GAIR-ee-uh

Geum triflorum, prairie smoke (p. 59)

JEE-um try-FLORE-um

Hedera helix, English ivy (p. 23)

HEDD-ur-uh HEE-licks

Helictotrichon sempervirens, blue oat grass (p. 59)

huh-lick-toe-TRY-kun sem-pur-VYE-renz

Helleborus niger, Christmas rose (pp. 23, 24)

hell-EBB-ur-us NYE-jur

Heteromeles arbutifolia, toyon (p. 24)

het-ur-oh-MEE-leez are-byoo-tih-FOE-lee-uh

Ilex aquifolium, English holly (p. 23)

EYE-lecks ack-wih-FOE-lee-um

Ipomoea quamoclit, red cypress vine (p. 19)

ip-uh-MEE-uh KWAM-uh-klit

Juniperus communis, common juniper (p. 61)

joo-NIP-ur-us kum-YOU-niss

J. deppeana (p. 62)

depp-ee-AY-nuh

J. horizontalis, creeping juniper (p. 61)

hore-ih-zun-TAY-liss

J. monosperma (p. 62)

mon-uh-SPUR-muh

J. scopulorum, Rocky Mountain juniper (p. 62)

skop-you-LORE-um

J. squamata, singleseed juniper (p. 61)

skwuh-MAY-tuh

Liriope muscari, blue lilyturf (p. 44)

lih-RYE-uh-pee mus-KAIR-ee

Luffa cylindrica, loofah gourd (p. 19)

LUFF-uh sill-IN-drih-kuh

Lupinus angustifolius (pp. 43, 44)

loo-PYE-nus an-guss-tih-FOE-lee-us

Lychnis viscaria (p. 35)

LICK-niss viss-KAIR-ee-uh

Magnolia grandiflora, southern magnolia (p. 23)

mag-NOLE-yuh gran-dih-FLORE-uh

M. stellata, star magnolia (p. 14)

stuh-LAY-tuh

Malpighia glabra, Barbados cherry (p. 16)

mal-PIG-ee-uh GLAY-bruh

Matteuccia struthiopteris, ostrich fem (p. 44)

muh-TYOO-kee-uh stroo-thee-OP-tur-iss

Meconopsis punicea (pp. 43, 44)

mee-kuh-NOP-siss pew-NISS-ee-uh

Melianthus major, African honeybush (p. 23)

mee-lee-AN-thus MAY-jur

Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea, tall purple moor grass (pp. 43, 44)

muh-LIN-ee-uh suh-ROO-lee-uh subsp. uh-run-dih-NAY-see-uh

Myrciaria cauliflora, jaboticaba (p. 16)

mur-see-AIR-ee-uh kawl-ih-FLORE-uh

Nerine bowdenii (p. 23)

nur-EYE-nee BOE-den-ee-eye

Olea europaea, olive (p. 24)

OH-lee-uh your-oh-PEE-uh

Onopordum acanthium, Scotch thistle (pp. 43, 44)

on-uh-PORE-dum uh-KAN-thee-um

Ophiopogon japonicus, mondo grass (p. 44)

off-ee-uh-POE-gun juh-PON-ih-kus

Orchidaceae, orchid family (p. 54)

ore-kid-AY-see-ee

Papaver lateritium, Armenian poppy (p. 22)

puh-PAY-vur lat-ur-IT-ee-um

Paphiopedilum appletonianum (p. 57)

paff-ee-uh-PEE-dih-lum APP-ul-tun-ee-AY-num

P. armeniacum (p. 55)

are-men-ee-AY-kum

P. bellatulum (p. 56)

buh-LAT-you-lum

P. section Brachypetalum (pp. 52, 56, 57)

brack-ee-PET-uh-lum

P. concolor (p. 56)

KON-kull-ur

P. delanatii (p. 55)

duh-lah-NAT-ee-eye

P. exul (p. 55)

EGGS-ul

P. godefroyae (p. 56)

goad-FROY-ee

P. henryanum (pp. 55, 57)

hen-ree-AY-num

P. hirsutissimum (pp. 55, 57)

hur-syoo-TISS-ih-mum

P. hookerae (p. 55)

HOOK-ur-ee

P. insigne (p. 56)

in-SIG-nee

P. lowii (p. 55)

LOE-ee-eye

P. mastersianum (p. 55)

mass-tur-zee-AY-num

P. micranthum (p. 55)

my-KRAN-thum

P. niveum (p. 56)

NIV-ee-um

P. section Parvisepalum (p. 55)

par-vih-SEE-puh-lum

P. rothschildianum (p. 57)

roths-child-ee-AY-num

P. spicerianum (pp. 55, 56, 57)

spy-sur-ee-AY-num

P. sukhakulii (pp. 55, 57)

sook-hah-KOOL-ee-eye

P. venustum var. measuresianum (p. 57)

vuh-NOO-stum var. mezh-urz-ee-AY-num

P. villosum (p. 56)

vill-OH-zum

P. wilhelminae (p. 55)

will-hell-MY-nee

Phragmipedium (p. 52)

frag-mih-PEE-dee-um

Picea abies, Norway spruce (p. 61)

PYE-see-uh AY-beez

P. orientalis, oriental spruce (p. 61)

or-ee-un-TAY-liss

P. pungens, Colorado spruce (pp. 59, 61, 62)

PUN-jenz

Pinus aristata, bristlecone pine (pp. 61, 62)

PYE-nuss ar-iss-TAY-tuh

P. banksiana, jack pine (pp. 61, 62)

banks-ee-AY-nuh

P. densiflora, Japanese red pine (pp. 61, 62)

den-sih-FLORE-uh

P. flexilis, limber pine (pp. 60, 61)

FLECKS-ih-liss

P. mugo, Tyrolean pine (pp. 59, 61)

MYOO-goe

P. nigra, Austrian pine (p. 61)

NYE-gruh

P. parviflora, Japanese white pine (p. 61)

par-vih-FLORE-uh

P. pumila, Japanese stone pine (p. 61)

PEW-mih-luh

P. resinosa, American red pine (p. 61)

rez-ih-NOE-zuh

P. strobus, eastern white pine (p. 61)

STROE-buss

P. sylvestris, Scotch pine (p. 61)

sill-VESS-triss

Poncirus trifoliata, trifoliate orange (p. 16)

pon-SYE-rus try-foe-lee-AY-tuh

Potentilla verna, creeping potentilla (p. 50)

poe-ten-TILL-uh VUR-nuh

Prunus serrula, paperbark cherry (p. 44)

PROO-nus SUR-you-luh

Pulsatilla vulgaris, pasqueflower (pp. 43, 44)

pul-suh-TILL-uh vul-GAIR-us

Pyracantha coccinea, firethorn (p. 24)

pye-ruh-KAN-thuh kock-SIN-ee-uh

P. crenatoserrata (p. 24)

kruh-nay-toe-sur-AY-tuh

Rodgersia aesculifolia (pp. 43, 44)

ruh-JUR-zeuh ess-kew-lih-FOE-lee-uh

Sagina subulata, Scotch moss (pp. 49, 50)

suh-JYE-nuh sub-you-LAY-tuh

Salix gracilistyla, black pussy willow (p. 36)

SAY-licks gruh-sill-ih-STYE-luh

Salvia aethiopis (pp. 40, 44)

SAL-vee-uh ee-thee-OH-pus

S. argentea (pp. 40, 44)

are-JEN-tee-uh

Sarcococca confusa, sweet box (p. 23)

sar-koe-KOCK-uh kun-FEW-zuh

S. ruscifolia (p. 23)

russ-ih-FOE-lee-uh

Schizostylis coccinea, crimson flag (p. 23)

skizz-uh-STYE-lus kock-SIN-ee-uh

Selenipedium (p. 52)

suh-lee-nih-PEE-dee-um

Stachys byzantina, lamb’s ears (pp. 40, 44)

STAY-kiss bizz-un-TYE-nuh

Stipa tenuissima, Mexican feather grass (pp. 40, 43)

STYE-puh ten-you-ISS-ih-muh

Taxus baccata, English yew (p. 61)

TACKS-us buh-KAY-tuh

T. cuspidata, Japanese yew (p. 61)

kuss-pih-DAY-tuh

Tecophilaea cyanocrocus, Chilean blue crocus (p. 70)

teck-oh-fill-EE-uh sye-an-oh-KROE-kuss

Tecophilaeaceae, tecophilaea family (p. 70)

teck-oh-fill-ee-AY-see-ee

Thalictrum delavayi (p. 44)

thuh-LICK-trum duh-lah-VAY-eye

Thuja occidentalis, American arborvitae (p. 61)

THOO-yuh ock-sih-den-TAY-liss

Tsuga canadensis, Canadian hemlock (pp. 61, 62)

TSOO-guh kan-uh-DEN-siss

Verbascum bombyciferum, mullein (pp. 40, 44)

vur-BASS-kum bom-bih-SIFF-ur-um

Verbesina virginica, frostweed (p. 22)

vur-bih-SYE-nuh vur-JIN-ih-kuh

Viburnum tinus, laurustinus (p. 23)

vye-BUR-num TYE-nus

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