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In addition to searching through the individual botanical definitions you may now benefit also from browsing the extensive information gleaned through our research. This list has been compiled in alphabetic order according to the genus or species..

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Nageia [genus name] is derived from a Japanese name for one of the species, nagi (Nageia nagi). [See Nageia.]

nagi is a Japanese name for this species. [See Nageia nagi.]

Najas [genus name] is derived from Greek naias (water nymph) with reference to the habitat of species in this genus. [See Najas.]

nana is derived from Latin nanus (dwarf) meaning 'dwarf or small'. [See Betula nana, Phlox nana.]

napellus is derived from Latin napus (kind of turnip) meaning 'small turnip or turnip-rooted'. [See Aconitum napellus.]

napobrassica is derived from Latin napus (kind of turnip) and the genus name Brassica components meaning 'turnip-cabbage'. [See Brassica napus var. napobrassica.]

napus is Latin (kind of turnip) meaning 'turnip-like'. [See Brassica napus, Brassica napus var. napobrassica, Brassica napus var. oleifera.]

narcissiflora is made up of the genus name Narcissus and Latin -flora (flowered) components meaning 'with flower heads similar to some in the Narcissus genus'. [See Hymenocallis narcissiflora.]

Narcissus [genus name] is, for some authorities, the name of a beautiful boy in Greek legend. One version of the story tells how a nymph Echo fell in love with Narcissus shortly before she was deprived of the gift of speech and condemned to repeat only the last syllable of words she heard. Thus when Narcissus rejected her she was unable to declare her love and she died of a broken heart. As punishment for his treatment of her the gods made Narcissus dote on his own image and when eventually he died from languor he was transformed into a narcissus. For other authorities Narcissus is derived from Greek narcao (to be numb) with reference to its poisonous properties and its association with death and insanity, or from an ancient Persian word.

Authorities note that all species in this genus are potentially poisonous for humans and animals. [See Narcissus.]

Nardostachys [genus name] is derived from Greek nardos (fragrant shrub) and stachys (spike, ear of corn) components. [See Nardostachys.]


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