Habenaria (rein or strap, as to shape |
of flower parts) - Hab-en-nay-ree-
uh: Fringed orchis, Rein orchis.
Hacquetia (for B. Hacquet, writer on
Alpine plants )- Hak-kwee-shee-uh.
Haemanthus (blood-flower) - Heem-
Hakea (for German baron von Hake)
Halesia (for English botanist Stephen
Halimodendron (salt-tree, as to habitat
on salt plains)-Hal-im-oh-den-dron:
Hamamelis (at-the-same-time-fruit, for
the presence of flowers at fruiting
time in some species) - Ham-am-
Hamatocactus (hooked-cactus, for na-
ture of spines in some cactus gen-
Hamelia (for French botanist H. L.
Duhamel-Dumonceau) - Ham-mee-
Hardenbergia (for German Countess
Harpephyllum (sickle-leaf, as to pointed
form) - Harp-ef-fill-um: Kafir-
Harrisia (for botanist William Harris) -
Haworthia (for English botanist J. H.
Hebe (for mythical goddess of youth)
Hebenstretia (for German physician J.
E. Hebenstreit) - Heb-en-street-ee-
Hedeoma (sweet-odor, presumably; for
Hedera (classic name for ivy)-Hed-er-
Hedychium (sweet-snow, for color and
fragrance of flowers in some spe-
cies) - Hee-dik-ee-um: Ginger-lily,
and (H. coronarium) Garland-flower.
Hedysarum (sweet-spice, as to flower
Helenium - Hel-leen-ee-um: Sneeze-
Helianthella (little-sun-flower) - Hee-
Helianthemum (sun-flower) - Hee-lee-
Helichrysum (sun-gold, as to flower |
heads) - Hel-ik-krye-sum: Everlast-
Helicodiceros (spirally-two-horned: ap-
plication vague) - Hel-ik-koh-diss-
Heliconia (for Helikon, seat of the
Heliocereus (sun-cereus) -Hee-lee-oh-
Heliopsis (sun-like, as to flowers) - Hee-
Heliotropium (sun-turning, originally
applied to flowers that always faced
toward the sun) - Hee-lee-oh-troh-
Helipterum (sun-wing, as to tropism of
certain parts)-Hel-lip-ter-um: Ever-
Helonias (marsh) - Hel-loh-nee-ass:
Hellebores - Hel-leb-boh-rus: Helle-
bore, and (H. niger) Christmas-rose.
Hemerocallis (day-beauty, for its flow-
ers, which fail to last overnight) -
Hemionitis (mule, for those of its
fronds which are sterile)-Hem-ee-oh-
Hemiptelea (half-elm) - Hem-ip-teel-ee-
Hepatica (liver-like, as to leaf shape)-
Heracleum (for mythical Hercules)-
Herniaria (from same root as word
hernia, perhaps for swollen joints)-
Her-nee-ay-ree-uh: Herniary, Rupture-
Hesperaloe (western-aloe) - Hess-per-
Hesperethusa (for one of the mythical
Hesperis (evening) - Hesp-er-iss:
Heterocentron (unlike-spurs, as to an-
thers ) -Het-er-oh-sent-ron.
Heteromeles (differing-fruit) - Het-er-
oh-mee-leez: Toyon, Christmas-berry.
Heterospathe (differing-spathe) - Het-er-
Heuchera (for German botanist Johann