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How do I find Scientific names?

Steve Glenn sdglenn1 at ix.netcom.com
Wed Mar 27 09:09:14 EST 1996

<Pine.HPP.3.91.960327133931.16900B-100000 at commlink.zdv.uni-tuebingen.de
 martin adler <kapib01 at commlink.zdv.uni-tuebingen.de> writes: 
>On Tue, 26 Mar 1996, Chris Monser wrote:
>> Does anybody know how I can find out what the Scientific designation
>> (Genus species) for the Irish plant called "Blackthorn" or the
>> English "Whitethorn" (a.k.a. simply "Thorn")?
>using some of the German names I have in mind, I propose
>"Blackthorn"   is   Prunus spinosa and
>"Whitethorn"   is   Crataegus monogyna and/or Crataegus laevigata
>nobody here from the British Isles?
>martin adler          kapib01 at uni-tuebingen.de

You are correct sir!

according to "The Englishmans Flora"

Blackthorn is Prunus spinosa and
whitethorn is Crataegus monogyna

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