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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Ruschia pulvinaris
(RUS-kee-ah pull-vin-AR-is)
Ruta
(ROO-tah)
Ruta graveolens
(ROO-tah grav-ee-OH-lenz)