Posted: 24/03/2015 at 17:55
Latin names are very important as they can tell you so much about the plant.
Some people think you are being pretentious when using them but it is really no different to a football nut who knows all the teams,players,matches etc.or any expert who knows the various terms and words used for their own particular interest.
When I am sometimes told to use the 'common' name I have to explain that the reason you have it is to distinguish between plants.
Some of us have a nickname but we all have christian names and a surname which helps us know who everyone is!