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.

Native to the eastern half of the United States and Canada, Echinacea pallida is a no-fuss plant that attracts pollinators.
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