Plant Names - page 22
gency) - Nas-tersh-ee-um: (Water-|
cress is N. officinale. For common
nasturtium see genus Tropaeolum).
Neillia (for Scotsman Patrick Neill)-
Nelumbium - Nee-lum-bee-um: Lotus.
Nemastylis (thread-like-styles) - Nee-
Nemopanthus (thread-foot-flower, as to
slender stalks) - Nee-mop-anth-us:
Nemophila (woods-loving, as to shade
Neolloydia (new-Lloydia, as to classi-
fication ) -Nee-ol-loy-dee-uh.
Nepenthes (an ancient drug, removing
sorrow) - Nep-penth-eez: Pitcher-
Nephrolepis (kidney-like-scale, as to
spore-cases) -Nef-frol-ep-iss: Sword-
Nerine (for the mythical nereid)-Ner-
Nerium (classical name for oleander)
-Neer-ee-um: Oleander is N. olean-
Nertera (lowly, as to habit) - Nert-er-
Neviusia (for its discoverer, Rev. R. O.
Nevius) - Nev-ee-yew-see-uh: Snow-
Nicandra (for Nicander, poet of an-
Nicotians (for Jean Nicot, who intro-|
duced tobacco in France) - Nik-oh-
Nidularium (little-nest, as to flower
Nierembergia (for Spanish Jesuit Juan
Nieremberg) - Nee-rem-berj-ee-uh:
Nigella (dark, as to black seeds) -
Nolara (little-bell, as to corolla shape)
Nolina (for French agriculturist C. P.
Noltea (for German botanist E. F.
Nolte) -Af olt-ee-uh.
Nothofagus (false-beech) - Noth-oh-
Notbopanax (false-panax) - Noth-oh-
Nyctocereus (night-cereus, as to bloom
Nymphaea (for classical nymphs) -
Nim-fee-uh: Nymphea, Water-lily.
Nymphoides (nymphaea-like) - Nim-
Nyssa (post, as to trunk; or for a myth-
ical water nymph, as to its fondness
for swampy places) - Niss-uh: Tu-
pelo, Sour-gum, Pepperidge.
Ochna (classical name, no longer used, |
for pear tree)-Ok-nuh.
Ocimum (classical name for basil) -
Ohi-sim-um: (Several basils are in-
cluded in this genus, notably Basil,
Bush Basil, Tree Basil).
Odontoglossum (tooth-tongue, as to
crested flower lip) - Oh-don-toh-
Odontonema (tooth-thread, as to
toothed stamen filaments)-Oh-don-
Olea (the classical name)-Oh-lee-uh:
Olearia (probably for Adam Olearius,
Omphalodes (navel-like, as to seed
shape) -Om-fal-loh-deez: Navelwort.
Oncidium (little - arrow - barb, as to
shape of lip)-On-sid-ee-um.
Onobrychis (classical name for a for-
Onoclea - On-oh-klee-uh: Sensitive-
Ononis (the classical name)-On-noh-|
Onopordum (classical name for cotton
thistle; literally, ass-fodder) - On-
oh-pord-um: (Scotch thistle is O.
Onosma (ass-odor, presumably attrac-
tive to or reminiscent of the animal)
Onosmodium (see Onosma above) -
Onychium (little-claw) - Oh-nik-ee-
Ophioglossum (snake-tongue, as to
Ophiopogon (snake-beard, presumably
as to shape of flower cluster) - Off-
Ophrys (brow, perhaps as to larger
sepals than petals) - Off-riss.
Orchis (testicle, as to tuber shape) -