8 responses to “Dasylirion wheeleri”

  1. Martha

    The closeup is outstanding.

  2. Marilyn Brown

    Nice choice of close-up and the-whole-thing pictures. I like learning about plants that people use or have used for food, medicine, and other necessaries. Thanks !

  3. Dave

    Would you consider including the phonetic pronunciation for genus and species in your introduction?

  4. Annie Morgan

    I I look up the latin names and generally find any common ones available.
    Keep up the good work!!

  5. Eric La Fountaine

    Dave, I don’t know of a reliable source for Latin botanical phonetics. Latin is basically a phonetic language. One should be able to pronounce any Latin word just from the way it is spelled. The problem seems to be agreeing on how Latin words are pronounced.

    Latin Pronunciation Demystified

  6. elizabeth a airhart

    if you drink enough of this plant
    you will be able to speak latin
    the pictures are just fine we have
    plants in florida that look similar
    i like haveing you in my mailbox
    thank you

  7. NHBabs

    Thanks so much for the varied and often lovely daily dose of botany!
    Perhaps a silly question, but I’m wondering why two plant families are given for this plant.

  8. Eric La Fountaine

    NHBabs,
    Taxonomy of plants is an unfinished task. The experts have not generally agreed upon a family for this genus.

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