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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Waldsteinia fragarioides
(wald-STEE-nee-ah frah-gar-ee-OY-deez)
Waldsteinia ternata
(wald-STEE-nee-ah ter-NAH-tah)
Wedelia texana
(weh-DEE-lee-ah teks-AY-nah)
Weigela
(wy-JEE-lah)
Weigela florida
(wy-JEE-lah FLOOR-ih-dah)
Wisteria
(wis-TEER-ee-ah)
Wisteria floribunda
(wis-TEER-ee-ah floor-ih-BUN-dah)
Wisteria frutescens
(wis-TEER-ee-ah frew-TES-senz)
Wisteria sinensis
(wis-TEER-ee-ah sih-NEN-sis)
Wollemia nobilis
(wall-EE-mee-ah NO-bih-liss)
Woodwardia fimbriata
(wood-WARD-ee-ah fim-bree-AY-tah)