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What does Japonica mean, it is seen in so many plant names

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I see the word Japonica in so many plant names, what exactly does it mean



Hi i believe it means, of Japan.

21 Jan, 2009


But just because a plant says 'japonica' does not mean that it comes from Japan, only that it was believed to have originated there.

21 Jan, 2009


It's probably used because they couldn't think of a more specific name!! I expect after a hard day naming new plants you run out of ideas!

21 Jan, 2009

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