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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Ulmus parviflora
(UL-mus par-vih-FLOOR-ah)
Uncinia uncinata
(un-SIN-ee-ah un-sin-AY-tah)
Uvularia grandiflora
(yew-vew-LAR-ee-ah gran-dih-FLOOR-ah)