Gardeners often lament that they feel intimidated about pronouncing the Latin names of plants. Keep in mind that pronunciation in any language is not always a hard-and-fast matter. If you can’t remember the preferred pronunciation of a plant name, just do your best—and say it with conviction!
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Epimedium X youngianum
(ep-ih-MEE-dee-um ex yung-ee-AY-num)
Epipremnum aureum
(ep-ih-PREM-num OR-ee-um)
Eragrostis chloromelas
(err-ah-GROS-tiss klor-oh-MEL-ahs)
Eragrostis curvula
(err-ah-GROS-tiss KURV-yew-lah)
Eragrostis spectabilis
(err-ah-GROS-tiss spek-TAB-il-iss)
Eragrostis trichodes
(err-ah-GROS-tiss TRIK-oh-deez)
Eremurus
(err-eh-MURE-us)
Eremurus robustus
(err-eh-MURE-us roe-BUS-tus)
Eremurus stenophyllus
(err-eh-MURE-us sten-oh-FY-lus)
Erica
(AIR-ih-kah)
Erica carnea
(AIR-ih-kah KAR-nee-ah)
Erigeron glaucus
(air-IDJ-er-on GLOK-us)
Erigeron karvinskianus
(air-IDJ-er-on kar-vin-skee-AY-nus)
Eriogonum umbellatum
(ee-ree-OG-oh-num um-bell-AY-tum)
Eritrichium nanum
(err-ih-TRIK-ee-um NAY-num)
Erodium chrysanthum
(err-OH-dee-um kris-AN-thum)
Eryngium
(air-ING-ee-um)
Eryngium bourgatii
(air-ING-ee-um boor-GAT-ee-eye)
Eryngium giganteum
(air-ING-ee-um jy-GAN-tee-um)
Eryngium planum
(air-ING-ee-um PLAY-num)
Eryngium variifolium
(air-ING-ee-um var-ee-ih-FOE-lee-um)
Erysimum
(air-ISS-ih-mum)
Erythronium
(air-ith-ROE-nee-um)
Eschscholzia californica
(esh-SHOLZ-ee-ah kal-ih-FOR-nih-kah)
Eucalyptus
(yew-kah-LIP-tus)
Eucalyptus cinerea
(yew-kah-LIP-tus sin-AIR-ee-ah)
Eucalyptus neglecta
(yew-kah-LIP-tus nee-GLEK-tah)
Eucomis
(yew-KOE-miss)
Eucomis autumnalis
(yew-KOE-miss ot-um-NAL-iss)
Eucomis bicolor
(yew-KOE-miss BY-kul-or)
Eucomis comosa
(yew-KOE-miss kom-OH-sah)
Eucryphia _ nymansensis
(yew-KRIF-ee-ah ex ny-man-ZEN-sis)
Euonymus alatus
(yew-ON-ih-mus ah-LAY-tus)
Euonymus atropurpureus
(yew-ON-ih-mus at-tro-per-per-EE-us)
Euonymus fortunei
(yew-ON-ih-mus for-TOON-ee-eye)
Eupatorium
(yew-pah-TOR-ee-um)