Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

Fall 2006


Published in GREAT PLAINS RESEARCH 16:2 (Fall 2006). Copyright © 2006 Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


The entries in this wildflower dictionary of the names of plants of Texas and the Southern Plains are arranged in alphabetical order according to scientific name. An index of common names allows one to find a plant's entry easily if only the common name is known. Derivations of scientific names, including both generic names and specific epithets, are provided. Typically the scientific binomial is translated from its Latinized form, the original language(s) of the root words is given, and the derivation is explained. Likewise, there are explanations for the origins of common names.