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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Fremontodendron
(free-mon-toe-DEN-dron)
Fritillaria
(frit-ill-AIR-ee-ah)
Fritillaria imperialis
(frit-ill-AIR-ee-ah im-peer-ee-AL-liss)
Fritillaria meleagris
(frit-ill-AIR-ee-ah mel-ee-AG-riss)
Fritillaria pallidiflora
(frit-ill-AIR-ee-ah pal-ih-duh-FLOOR-ah)
Fuchsia
(FEWK-see-ah)
Fuchsia magellanica
(FEWK-see-ah maj-el-LAN-ih-kah)
Furcraea foetida
(fur-KRAY-ah FET-ih-dah)