A Botanist's Vocabulary


  • Gardeners are inherently curious--they make note of a plant label in a botanical garden and then go home to learn more, they pick up fallen blossoms to examine them closer, they spend hours reading plant catalogs; but they are often unable to accurately name or describe their discoveries.
  • A Botanist’s Vocabulary by Susan K. Pell and Bobbi Angell gives gardeners and naturalists a better understanding of what they see and a way to categorize and organize the natural world in which they are so intimately involved.
  • Through concise definitions and detailed black and white illustrations, it defines 1300 words commonly used by botanists, naturalists, and gardeners to describe plants.