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The Botanic name for a plant is its formal Latin name and is accepted worldwide so gardeners from different countries will be able to recognize the same plant. Botanical names are plant specific and eliminate confusion. Referencing a plant by its botanical name will ensure the most accurate information for your search.
The Botanical name includes both the plant genus and species. The first name listed is the genus and refers to the structural characteristics that the plants share. The second name listed is the species and refers to where the plant is native, its appearance, or the person credited to its discovery. Varieties, Cultivars, and Hybrid are additional words used to describe further subdivisions.