Botanical Names

The Genus is the first part of a plant botanical name. Genus is the name given to a group of organisms whose physical characteristics are permanent, similar, and largely confined to that group. Its first letter is always in uppercase.

The second name is the species name. It refers to a feature of the plant. It is always in lower case.

The ideal shopping list contains the botanical name of the plants you are searching for – that way there is no confusion that common names present and you can be certain you got what you came for.