What’s in a Name? Understanding Botanical Nomenclature

We’re introducing the first installment of the Herbarium department, where we’ll explain scientific names of plants and other common botanical terms, such as cultivar vs. variety, to help gardeners better navigate seed catalogs.

The golden-colored Ozark yellow coneflower (Echinacea paradoxa) prefers dry, rocky soil, similar to that found in its native Ozark hills of Missouri and Arkansas.
Photo from www.RareSeeds.com