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Asheville Botanical Gardens, part 2


By lauram


Here are more photos. I don’t know the names of all the plants. Many were labeled, but not all of them.

Passionflower in its native habitat

Rock outcrop garden

American senna

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Thankyou for bringing back happy memories.

11 Aug, 2012


Great blogs thanks.

11 Aug, 2012


I did a recent taxonomy (plant naming) course with Susyn Andrews of Kew and Dublin Botanic Gardens, she also wrote the book 'The Genus Lavandula'. She came to The Ventnor Botanic Gardens and taught the staff and some of us volunteers how to name plants correctly.
I have had a look at some of the plant name labels on your pictures and the person who undertakes this may want to do a bit of research. When you are naming plants, never use the common name like 'bluebell' as this means something different to people from different areas. (In England it is the Scilia, Scotland it is the Campanula and somewhere else it is a blue flowering vine!). Always use the botanical name, plus the family, genus, species, variety and whether it is a hybrid, naming both parents.
I see on one of the labels it has been named 'Aster family'. Aster is the genus, not the family, the family which asters belong is asteraceae or compositae.
I found this really useful and I hope it has helped

11 Aug, 2012

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