I really hate to not finish things that I start. And being a starter type personality (as opposed to a maintainer or a finisher) I start and sometimes don’t finish a-lot of things. Have you ever thought about if you are a starter, a maintainer, or a finisher?
So one of my 2012 resolutions is to finish a bunch of projects and the Latin Series is one of them. Honestly, as much as I know about botanical latin, I really enjoy writing the series because I always learn something new and I frequently discover great and interesting new plants in the process. So, with that, lets keep going… Do you know what Barbata means? It means bearded or hairy and generally refers to a visible characteristic of the plant.
Take these african violets (Petrocosmea barbata). They have hairly leaves or Iris barbata with it’s fuzzy bearded flower. Both barbata…want to see more barabata plants? Check out my pinterest board B is for Barbata.
(Images from online photographers and African Violet Forum)