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    Botanical names

    like alot of the flower and plant names, so I thought we could get them all in one place:
    Abelia- a flower
    Acacia-a tree
    Acanthus
    Adair- from the oak-tree ford
    Adoette-of the large tree
    Afrodille- French for "daffodil"
    Aghaveagh-from the field of ancient trees
    Aiglentine- resembling the sweet brier rose
    Aiken- of the oak tree
    Aimatia- from the garden of flowers
    Aini- resembling a spring flower
    Aisley- from the ash-tree meadow
    Akasma- a white climbing rose
    Akina- resembling a spring flower
    Alameda- from the cottonwood or poplar grove
    Alani- from the orange tree
    Alaqua-resembling the sweet gum tree
    Alaura- from the laurel tree
    Aletris
    Algoma-from the valley of flowers
    Alivette-of the olive tree (this would be a pretty alternative to Olive/Olivia)
    Aloe- a plant
    Almond- the nut
    Alon
    Alyssum- a flower
    Amapola- resembling a poppy
    Amaranta- A flower that never fades
    Amaranthus
    Amaryllis- a flower
    Amhuinn-from the alder-tree river
    Anani- from the orange tree
    Anarosa- a graceful rose
    Anemone- a flower
    Anise- an herb
    Apria- Resembling an apricot
    Apricot-fruit tree
    Apple-fruit tree
    Artemisia
    Ash- a tree
    Aspen- a tree
    Aster- a flower
    Azalea- flower
    Anthea- means flower
    Balsam
    Barras- from among the trees
    Basil- an herb
    Basilia (Feminine of Basil)
    Bay
    Begonia -a flower
    Beech- a tree
    Birch- a tree
    Berry- a plant part
    Betony
    Bjork- of the birch tree
    Blathnaid- as delicate as a flower
    Blanchefleur- resembling a white flower
    Blimah- one resembling a blossom
    Blodwedd- the face of a flower
    Blodwen-resembling a white flower
    Blossom- the flowering part of plant
    Bluebelle
    Blueberry
    Bluma- resembling a flower's bloom
    Botan- as fresh as a blossom
    Bracken- resembling a large, coarse fern
    Branch
    Brazil- of the ancient tree
    Bryony
    Briallan- resembling a primrose
    Briar
    Burr
    Buttercup- a flower
    Camelina
    Celandine
    Calla
    Calanthe
    Camomile
    Caraway
    Cardamom
    Cassia
    Catalpa
    Coriander
    Camellia- a flower
    Celery- a vegetable
    Celosia- a flower
    Chamomile- an herb
    Cherry- a fruit tree
    Chicory- a spice
    Chinquapin- a tree
    Chive- a spice
    Cinnamon- a spice
    Cleome
    Clematis- a flower
    Clove- a spice
    Clover- a plant
    Cosmo- a flower
    Crocus- a flower
    Cayenne - a spicy pepper
    Chrysanthemum- a flower
    Cypress- a tree
    Cedar- a tree
    Cinnamon
    Citron
    Clematis
    Clementine- a small citrus fruit
    Columbine
    Daffodil- a flower
    Dahlia- a flower
    Daisy/Daisi- a flower
    Dara
    Daylily- a flower
    Delphinium- a flower
    Diantha
    Dianthus- a flower
    Dogwood- a tree
    Elder-a tree
    Elm- a tree
    Fennel
    Fern- a plant
    Field
    Fiorella
    Fir- a tree
    Flax- a plant
    Flora
    Fleur
    Florian
    Flower
    Forest/Forrest/Forrester
    Field
    Forsythia- a flowering shrub
    Freesia/Freesias- a flower
    Fuschia- a flower
    Gardenia- a flower
    Gardener
    Garland
    Geranium- a flower
    Ginger- a spice
    Girasol- Spanish and Italian for Sunflower
    Glade
    Gladiolus- a flower
    Gladioli
    Grove
    Hadassah- from the myrtle tree
    Hana
    Hawthorn- a tree
    Hazel- a plant
    Heather- a plant
    Hemlock- a tree
    Hibiscus- a flower
    Hickory- a tree
    Holly- a shrub
    Honeysuckle- a flower
    Hucleberry
    Hyacinth- a flower
    Hydrangea- a flowering shrub
    Hyssop
    Ilan
    Indigo
    Iris- a flower
    Ianthe- Means "Violet"
    Ione
    Ivy- a plant
    Jacaranda
    Jasmine
    Javor
    Jessamine
    Jonquil
    Juniper- a shrub (could be either male or female)
    Kalina
    Kiri
    Larch
    Larkspur
    Laurel
    Lavender
    Leaf
    Leilani
    Lina
    Linnea
    Lilac
    Lily/Lili
    Linden
    Lobelia
    Locust
    Lotus
    Lupine
    Magnolia
    Mallow
    Maple
    Margerita/Margherita
    Marigold
    Meadow
    Melia
    Melissa
    Mignonette
    Mimosa
    Moraea (prn Mor-RAY-uh)
    Myrtle
    Nandina
    Narcissus
    Nasrin- Persian name meaning "wild rose" (pronounced Nahs-reen)
    Nettle
    Oleander
    Olive/Olivene
    Oliver
    Orange
    Orchid
    Oren
    Oak
    Oakley
    Palm
    Pampas
    Pansy - a flower
    Pear
    Peony
    Pepper- a spice (plant part)
    Periwinkle
    Persimmon
    Petunia- a flower
    Pine- a tree
    Plum
    Pomeline
    Poppy/Poppi/Poppie- a flower
    Poplar- a tree
    Poinsettia
    Prairie
    Primrose
    Prunella
    Quince
    Rayen
    Reed
    Rhododendron
    Rose- a flower
    Rowan
    Rush
    Sage- a spice
    Saffron- a spice
    Sarvis- a tree
    Sassafrass
    Savannah
    Sedge
    Senna
    Shoshanah/Shoshannah
    Snowdrop
    Snowbell
    Sonnenblume (German for Sunflower)
    Sorrel
    Spirea
    Spruce
    Statice
    Strawberry
    Sumac
    Sundrop
    Sunflower
    Susan
    Susanna/Susannah
    Sycamore
    Tamarind
    Tansy
    Tarragon
    Tea
    Thistle
    Thorn/Thorne
    Thyme
    Timber
    Tournesol (French for Sunflower)
    Trillium
    Tulip- a flower
    Verbena - a flower (twinkle suggested a nn of Bean)
    Vine
    Violet- a flower
    Viola- a flower
    Willow- a tree
    Winterberry
    Wintergreen
    Wisteria
    Xylia
    Yarrow
    Yew
    Zarah
    Zinnia
    Zonnebloem (Dutch for Sunflower)


    Here are French versions added by Nephele:

    Absinthe - French for artemisia or wormwood.
    Acanthe - French for acanthus.
    Amande - French for almond.
    Ambrosia - French for a species of ragweed.
    Amourette - French for a species of lily of the valley.
    Angelique - French for the herb angelica.
    Aubergine - French for eggplant (also a deep purple).
    Brunelle - French for self-heal.
    Cameline - French for camelina or gold-of-pleasure.
    Capucine - French for nasturtium.
    Carline - French for the carline thistle.
    Cerise - French for cherry (also a color).
    Chelidoine - French for greater celandine.
    Citronnelle - French for lemongrass.
    Citrouille - French for pumpkin.
    Euphraise - French for eyebright.
    Fleur - French for flower.
    Glycine - French for wisteria.
    Helianthe - French for sunflower.
    Immortelle - French for strawflower or everlasting.
    Jacinthe - French for hyacinth.
    Jasmin - French for jasmine.
    Jonquille - French for jonquil.
    Lavande - French for lavender.
    Lilas - French for lilac.
    Lupaline - French for medick.
    Luzerne - French for medick.
    Marguerite - French for daisy.
    Marjolaine - French for the herb marjoram.
    Mauve - French for mallow (also a color).
    Melisse - French for melissa or lemon balm.
    Merise - French for wild cherry.
    Minette - French for medick.
    Morelle - French for a species of nightshade.
    Morgeline - French for chickweed.
    Myrtille - French for bilberry.
    Neriette - French for rose-bay willow-herb.
    Oeillet - French for pink or carnation.
    Oseille - French for sorrel.
    Paquerette - French for daisy.
    Roquette - French for rocket or arugula.
    Souci - French for marigold.
    Stellaire - French for starwort.
    Tamaris - French for the tamarisk tree.
    Tanaisie - French for tansy.
    Tulipe - French for tulip.
    Valeriane - French for the herb valerian.
    Veronique - French for veronica or speedwell.
    Verveine - French for verbena or vervain.
    Violette - French for violet.
    Zizanie - French for wild rice
    Norwegian botanical names:
    Blomst - flower
    Blom - Another word for flower
    Solsikke - Sunflower
    Symre/Symra - Anemone
    Lilje/Lilja - Lily
    Fiol - Violet
    Primula - Primrose
    Hortensia - Hydrangea
    Svibel - Hyacinth
    Soleie - Buttercup
    Sveve - Hawk-weed
    Sildre - Saxifrage
    Lyng - Heather
    Mure - Cinquefoil
    Molte/Multe - Cloudberry
    Reinrose - Dryad
    Arve - Sandwort, Chickweed, Pearlwort
    Tindved - Oleaster
    Eik - Oak
    Vier - Hedge Apple, also related to Willow
    Osp - Aspen
    Alm - Elm
    Furu - Pine
    Akeleie - Columbine
    Valmue - Poppy
    Tistel - Thistle
    Nellik - Clove
    Mynte - Mint
    Vivendel - Woodbind
    Melde - Saltbush
    Lavendel - Lavender
    Konvall - Bead-Ruby or Solomon's-Seal
    Matrem - Feverfew
    Nattlys - Tree Primrose
    Ryllik -Yarrow
    Reinfann - tansy
    Salvie - Sage
    Timian - Thyme
    Tulipan - Tulip
    Veronika - Speedwell
    Mandel - Almond
    Basilikum - Basil
    Kamille - Camomile
    Karve - Caraway
    Kanel - Cinnamon
    Eple - Apple
    Fersken - Peach
    Aprikos - Apricot
    Sitron - Lemon
    Georgine - Dahlia
    Kornell - Dogwood
    Hyll - Elder
    Fenikkel - Fennel
    Bregne - Fern
    Skog - forest
    Magenta - Fuchsia
    Lund - Grove
    Kaprifol - Honeysuckle
    Vivendel - Honeysuckle
    Isop - Hyssop
    Sjasmin - Jasmine
    Lerk - Larch
    Blad - Leaf
    Syrin - Lilac
    Lind - Linden
    Margaritt - Margerita
    Marigull - Marigold
    Eng - Meadow
    Reseda - Mignonette
    Oliven - Olive
    Appelsin - Orange
    Peon - Peony
    Plomme - Plum
    Poppel - Poplar
    Kvede - Quince
    Siv - Reed
    Safran - Saffron
    Torn - Thorn
    Barlind - Yew

    Also, some extra:
    Ananas - Pineapple
    Drue - Grape
    Fiken - Fig
    Morell - Sweet Cherry
    Redikk - Radish
    Persille - Parsley
    Selleri - Celery
    Sopp - Mushroom
    Agurk - Cucumber
    Mais - Corn
    Kastanje - Chestnut

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    Re: Botanical names

    I love them too, especially flower names :
    Verbena (nn Bean)
    Celandine
    Pansy
    Poppy
    Clover
    Rose
    Tulip
    Violet
    Daffodil
    Ianthe (means 'violet')
    Anthea (means 'flower')
    Ivy ... the list goes one! I like random ones too, like Crocus, and even Buttercup would make a cute mn.

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    Re: Botanical names

    I like alot of the flower and plant names, so I thought we could get them all in one place. I will start with the A names:
    Abelia- a flower
    Acacia-a tree
    Afrodille- French for "daffodil"
    Aloe- a plant
    Almond- the nut
    Alyssum- a flower
    Amaryllis- a flower
    Anarosa- a graceful rose
    Anemone- a flower
    Anise- an herb
    Apricot-fruit tree
    Apple-fruit tree
    Ash- a tree
    Aspen- a tree
    Aster- a flower
    Azalea- flower
    Anthea- means flower

    I will go ahead and do some B's and add some random others along with those twinkle added:
    Balsam
    Basil- an herb
    Basilia (Feminine of Basil)
    Begonia -a flower
    Beech- a tree
    Birch- a tree
    Berry- a plant part
    Blossom- the flowering part of plant
    Buttercup- a flower
    Some C's :
    Celandine
    Calla
    Camellia- a flower
    Celery- a vegetable
    Celosia- a flower
    Chamomile- an herb
    Cherry- a fruit tree
    Chicory- a spice
    Chinquapin- a tree
    Chive- a spice
    Cinnamon- a spice
    Cleome
    Clematis- a flower
    Clove- a spice
    Clover- a plant
    Cosmo- a flower

    Crocus- a flower
    Cayenne - a spicy pepper
    Chrysanthemum- a flower
    Cypress- a tree
    Cedar- a tree
    Daffodil- a flower
    Dahlia- a flower
    Daisy/Daisi- a flower
    Daylily- a flower
    Delphinium- a flower
    Dianthus- a flower
    Dogwood- a tree
    Elm- a tree
    Fern- a plant
    Fir- a tree
    Flax- a plant
    Forsythia- a flowering shrub
    Freesias- a flower
    Fuschia- a flower
    Gardenia- a flower
    Geranium- a flower
    Ginger- a spice
    Gladiolus- a flower
    Gladioli
    Hawthorn- a tree
    Hazel- a plant
    Heather- a plant
    Hemlock- a tree
    Hibiscus- a flower
    Hickory- a tree
    Holly- a shrub
    Honeysuckle- a flower
    Hyacinth- a flower
    Hydrangea- a flowering shrub
    Hyssop
    Indigo
    Iris- a flower
    Ianthe- Means "Violet"
    Ivy- a plant
    Jasmine
    Jessamine
    Jonquil
    Juniper- a shrub (could be either male or female)
    Larch
    Larkspur
    Laurel
    Lavender
    Lilac
    Lily/Lili
    Linden
    Lobelia
    Locust
    Lupine
    Magnolia
    Mallow
    Maple
    Marigold
    Meadow
    Mimosa
    Myrtle
    Nandina
    Narcissus
    Nettle
    Oleander
    Olive
    Orchid
    Oak














    Oakley
    Palm
    Pampas

    Pansy - a flower
    Peony
    Pepper- a spice (plant part)
    Periwinkle
    Persimmon
    Petunia- a flower
    Pine- a tree
    Poppy/Poppi/Poppie- a flower
    Poplar- a tree
    Poinsettia
    Primrose
    Quince
    Rhododendron
    Rose- a flower
    Sage- a spice
    Saffron- a spice
    Sassafrass
    Sedge
    Senna
    Snowdrop
    Snowbell
    Sorrel
    Spirea
    Spruce
    Statice
    Sumac
    Sundrop
    Sunflower
    Sycamore
    Tansy
    Thistle
    Thyme
    Trillium
    Tulip- a flower
    Verbena - a flower (twinkle suggested a nn of Bean)
    Violet- a flower
    Viola- a flower
    Willow- a tree
    Winterberry
    Wintergreen
    Wisteria
    Yarrow
    Yew
    Zinnia
    Anyone want to add more?

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    Re: Botanical names

    Wow! Great lists! :-)

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    Re: Botanical names

    Amarathus
    My personal name list on behindthename: http://www.behindthename.com/pnl/89873/89696.
    My List of Name Combos: http://www.babynames.com/namelist/9745611
    Please vote.

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