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Saturday, October 15, 2011

What's in a name?

The exact number of  the species of proper plants existing on Earth is unknown but the rough estimate is 3 lakh and 22 thousand and still counting.
A thorough research is done on each plant and it is named after following some meticulous rules.So every known plant has one or more complicated scientific / Latin names.
              Luckily so much of careful consideration does not go into naming a local plant.A plant can have many  regional names based on its appearance or characteristics. The Powder puff tree and the  Bottle brush tree are the names  in my mind right now.
.So going by the Shakespearean quote by Juliet
 " What's in a name?
That we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet"  , the grouping of letters to form a name may not be as important as knowing the name itself.
                Knowing the name is the basis for any  kind of interaction.It is the first step in creating a feeling of empathy.I am making an effort to know  the local names of the medley of plants I see  often . I  hope to meet some  kindred friends along the way.

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