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Veni, Vidi, Vici! – Latin for Botanists

100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Dates: August 26, 2017
Phone: (919) 962-0522
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Price: $24 (NCBG Members $22)

Those multisyllabic scientific names sometimes seem more an impediment than aid to understanding and naming plants. Students have fun exploring Latin names of plants. Why use Latin? How do scientific names get established? Under what circumstances do they change? What are the rules? How does Latin grammar matter? How should they be pronounced? What do they mean? How can I remember them better? We explore scientific names that are mischievious, historic, honorific, wrong, descriptive, and just plain fun! And no verbs will be conjugated.