Many people avoid using botanical names for a variety of reasons. Because these names are in a foreign language, they can be intimidating and overwhelming, hence they are often avoided. Learn how fascinating, enlightening and humorous botanical names can be! You’ll be surprised how much you can discern about a plant based only on its botanical name. Botanical nomenclature topics to be discussed will be their history, formatting, pronunciation, common prefixes and suffixes, recommended references, and much more.