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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Gaillardia aristata
(gay-LARD-ee-ah air-iss-TAH-tah)
Gaillardia pulchella
(gay-LARD-ee-ah pull-KEL-lah)
Gaillardia _ grandiflora
(gay-LARD-ee-ah ex gran-dih-FLOOR-ah)
Galanthus
(gah-LAN-thuss)
Galanthus elwesii
(gah-LAN-thuss el-WES-ee-eye)
Galanthus nivalis
(gah-LAN-thuss niv-ALL-iss)
Galium odoratum
(GAL-ee-um oh-dor-AY-tum)
Galtonia
(gal-TOE-nee-ah)
Galtonia candicans
(gal-TOE-nee-ah KAN-dih-kanz)
Gardenia florida
(gar-DEEN-ya FLOOR-ih-dah)
Gardenia jasminoides
(gar-DEEN-ya jaz-min-OY-deez)
Gaultheria procumbens
(gawl-THEER-ee-ah pro-KUM-benz)
Gaultheria shallon
(gawl-THEER-ee-ah SHAL-on)
Gaura lindheimeri
(GAR-ah lind-HY-mer-eye)
Gazania krebsiana
(gah-ZAY-nee-ah kreb-see-AY-nah)
Gelsemium sempervirens
(jel-SEM-ee-um sem-per-VEER-enz)
Genista lydia
(jen-ISS-tah LID-ee-ah)
Gentiana
(jent-she-AY-nah)
Geranium
(jer-AY-nee-um)
Geranium albanum
(jer-AY-nee-um al-BAN-um)
Geranium cinereum
(jer-AY-nee-um sin-AIR-ee-um)
Geranium clarkei
(jer-AY-nee-um KLARK-ee-eye)
Geranium endressii
(jer-AY-nee-um en-DRESS-ee-eye)
Geranium himalayense
(jer-AY-nee-um him-ah-lay-EN-see)
Geranium macrorrhizum
(jer-AY-nee-um mak-roe-REE-zum)
Geranium maculatum
(jer-AY-nee-um mak-yew-LAY-tum)
Geranium maderense
(jer-AY-nee-um mad-er-EN-see)
Geranium nodosum
(jer-AY-nee-um no-DOSE-um)
Geranium orientalitibeticum
(jer-AY-nee-um or-ee-en-tal-it-ih-BET-ih-kum)
Geranium oxonianum
(jer-AY-nee-um oks-oh-nee-AY-num)
Geranium phaeum
(jer-AY-nee-um FAY-um)
Geranium phaeum var. lividum
(jer-AY-nee-um FAY-um variety LIV-id-um)
Geranium pratense
(jer-AY-nee-um prah-TEN-see)
Geranium psilostemon
(jer-AY-nee-um sil-oh-STEM-on)
Geranium pylzowianum
(jer-AY-nee-um pil-zo-ee-AY-num)
Geranium renardii
(jer-AY-nee-um ray-NAR-dee-eye)