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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Othonna capensis
(oh-THON-ah kah-PEN-sis)
Oxalis oregana
(oks-AL-iss or-eg-AY-nay)
Oxalis regnellii
(oks-AL-iss reg-NEL-lee-eye)
Oxalis spiralis
(oks-AL-iss spy-RAL-iss)
Oxalis triangularis
(oks-AL-iss try-ang-yew-LAR-iss)
Oxalis vulcanicola
(oks-AL-iss vul-kan-IK-oh-lah)
Oxydendrum arboreum
(ox-ih-DEN-drum ar-BOR-ee-um)