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What’s In A Name? Demystifying Latin botanic names

January 22, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Diane Greening, Native Plant Expert I Ellyn Lanz, Latin Interpreter

Is Boltonia asteroides from outer space? What’s Lobelia siphilitica got do with syphillus? Learn to decipher Latin genus and species names of some popular natives. Expand your knowledge of native plants, their Latin roots, pronunciation and common meanings, as well as quirky ways plants have been identified.

Diane Greening is co-chair of CFC’s spring Native Plant Sale. She is a former Illinois Master Naturalist. Ellyn Lanz is a retired Latin teacher, a pastel painter of landscapes, and a gardener in her yard near the Chicago Botanic Gardens.

Programs will be presented at the Barrington Village Hall and simultaneously via an online webinar. Registration will provide location and sign-in information for webinars. Come at 9:30 for coffee and exhibits. RSVP 847-382-SAVE (7283) or to [email protected] Please provide your name, email, phone number & program name.


January 22, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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