What’s in a name? Quite a lot, actually

“Why do we have to use long botanical names that are so difficult to pronounce, instead of sticking to the common type? And why do they keep changing the names of plants we’ve known for years?”
The questions were posed recently, and not for the first time, during our Weekending Show on Lionheart Radio.
Friend Carl, with whom I co-present the programme, also wanted to know because it irks him that a plant he’s just learned to address correctly is suddenly renamed.
The problem is that common names for specific plants vary between regions, let alone countries, so talking about your ‘spider... read more

20 January 2018 in Regional North East, Views: 38

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