Spanish Translations for Plants

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Ohmylord, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. Ohmylord

    Ohmylord LawnSite Member
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    Any one know the Spanish translation for a couple of plants: Hosta, Liriope and Ninebark?

  2. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Use an on-line a search on free on-line translator
  3. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Liriope is liriope in Spanish
  4. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,496

    Ninebark = Physocarpus capitatus

    Liriope = Liriope

    Hosta = "Hosta la vista, baby." :p
  5. Georgiehopper

    Georgiehopper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 187

    If you use the botanical names there is no need for translation..that is why we have botanical names.
  6. GreenUtah

    GreenUtah LawnSite Senior Member
    from SLC, UT
    Posts: 866

    exactly...Latin may be a dead language for all intensive purposes, but it is the root language for spanish, english, french, italian, portugeuse, etc. etc. using it fro scientific terms, plant identification included,was the way it could span all of the above mentioned names. As far as common names go, you can either teach your workers these, or the botanical name. Recognize that even among english speakers, some plants have a multitude of common names, so it is best to teach them what you are specifically calling them yourself if that is the way you choose to go (common names).

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