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Introductory Horticulture Textbook (8th Edition) Delmar/Cengage Learning

binomial system

a two-name system for naming plants.

botanical nomenclature

the international set of rules in naming plants.

common name

the English name of a plant that may differ in various localities.


another name for a specific plant; same as variety.


a classification that includes all plants that are similar in physical structure; the first word listed in a plant's name.


the order in which plants are classified.


the language often used to name plants.


species name for plants with large leaves.


species name for plants with small leaves.


a group of plants that evolved together and have similar characteristics.


a person who identifies and classifies plants, often providing the proper name for the plant.


the study of plant names and the identification of plants.

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