“Let’s talk about pronunciation of scientific names”

At this past spring’s Missouri Native Plant Society Spring Field Trip, I was asked if I would be interested in writing an article for the upcoming July—August issue of the Society’s newsletter, Petal Pusher. The planned theme for the issue was Latin and scientific nomenclature, though I was free to choose the precise subject. Being much more of an entomologist than I am a botanist, I was honored, and being a bit of a pedant, I knew exactly what I wanted to write about—the title of…

Source: Beetles In The Bush

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