Tags » Carl Linnaeus

Birds or Bananas? Strelitzia, Musa, and Heliconia

Is it a bird or a banana? When it comes to Bird of Paradise, False Bird of Paradise, Parrot or Parakeet Flower, Macaw Flower, Crane Flower, Banana, Wild Banana, or Wild Plantain–it can be hard to tell which is which.  498 more words


The brontosaurus is back! More than 100 years after killing the name, scientists are pushing to revive it

“Brontosaurus” was a household name, until dinosaur scientists ruled that the charismatic “thunder lizard” had been misnamed and should have been called apatosaurus all along. 778 more words


The Queen Protea

The Queen Proteahttps://frozenropephotography.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/01-02-beggin-original-version.mp3This plant has a very bold look to it.  It was named by Carl Linnaeus in 1735 after the Greek God Proteus who could change his form at will. 9 more words

Real Life Images

Stories of Gardenia

The intoxicating spicy scent of the gardenia flower will be forever synonymous with the word unique. This delicate, swirling, wax like flower is native to China and has been cultivated for more than 1,000 years. 2,277 more words

Serge Lutens

What's in a name?

There was a time when plant names were long-winded descriptions of a plant’s most notable features or vernacular monikers which might have only been recognized in a small geographic area. 1,457 more words



is the naming and classifying or grouping of organisms. It was a system devised by Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) and is still used to this day. He devised the two part system where every living thing had two Latin names with the genus first and then the species. 107 more words

Charity Shop Art


Oh, wow, drat and other words of dismay. I haven’t thought of a topic for this week and it is time to write my post. Time to get started. 1,217 more words