Pronunciation and Translation of Scientific Latin Names

(All words are of Latin origin unless otherwise noted) Abies AY-beez AY-bih-eez A-bih-eez , The silver fir tree. -aceae -AY-see-ee. Ending added to the name of the type genus to form the family name as Rosaceae from Rosa. Acer AY-ser A-ser . The maple tree. The word is perhaps related to sharp, pointed or cutting in reference to the hardness and firmness of the wood which the Romans used for spears. Aceraceae ay-suh-RAY-see-ee a-suh-RAY-see-ee . The maple family. acerosa a-seh-ROH-suh....

Rose family Rosaceae

Shady streamsides & forest edges, 4,000' - 9,000' This wild rose differs mainly from Fendler rose (opposite) by having smaller flowers and larger thorns. It grows smaller, to only about 1 to 3 feet high, and is much branched. Its stems are brown to whitish with flaking bark and bright green hairy leaves. Even botanists have trouble distinguishing rose species. Roses have been the best known and loved flowers in many lands since prehistoric times. Dried rose bouquets were found...

Myrtle pachystima mountain hedge mountain myrtle Oregon boxwood myrtle boxleaf

Range AZ, NM, CO, UT w. to CA n. to Can. Deep forests under shrubs & trees, 6,000' - 10,000'. Mountain lover is truly named it is found almost nowhere else except in high mountain forests. It especially loves shady places under shrubs and trees where it is moist. It is a low (no more than 2 feet high), spreading, evergreen shrub with small, oval, thick leaves with slightly toothed edges. To some they are reminiscent of the boxwood found in formal gardens. The minute (1 8 to 1 6 inch wide),...

Tetradymia canescens Sunflower family Compositae

Range AZ, NM, CO, UT w. to CA n. to Can. Dry, rocky or sandy soils, 4,500' -9,000'. Horsebrush is a freely branching, rounded, low shrub from 1 to 2 feet tall with jmerous short, erect flowering branches from a woody base. The flowerheads (p. 95) consist of 4 yellow disk flowers per head enclosed in 4 stiff, woolly scales. They are in clusters of up to 5 at the ends of the branches and bloom from June to September. The twigs and numerous small, narrow leaves are densely silvery woolly. The...

Squaw or lemonadeberry aromatic fragrant illscented skunkbush or threeleaf sumach lemita3

Sumac Tree Nut

Range Our whole range w. to CA n. to Can. e. to IA s. to Mex. Dry hillsides, canyons, valleys & plains, 3,500' - 9,000'. Squawbush is a shrub from about 2 to 6 feet tall with three leaflets, each of which is three lobed, resembling currant leaves. In spring, tiny clusters of yellowish flowers appear even before the leaves, and by summer, develop into bunches of dark red, sticky, slightly hairy berries. It is these berries that give the name lemonadeberry or limonada to the bush, as they are...

Shadberry bush or blow Juneberry

Drawing Photos Rose Plant

Range AZ, NM, CO, UT w. to CA n. to Can. Moist, rocky hillsides amp streambanks, 4,000' - 10,000'. Serviceberry is very conspicuous in early spring when dense clusters of peculiarly fragrant white blossoms cover the bush before the leaves appear. It can be a tall shrub or a small tree from 6 to 15 feet high. Its leaves are alderlike and have teeth only above the middle. In the fall, its small, bluish purple, blueberrylike fruits ripen. They are slightly sweet and frequently used for jams,...