I say lycopersicon esculetum
Thinking in Latin
- Go to a garden in Graet Britain and read the plant labels. On the Latin name is given.
- Go to a nursery in Great Britain and read the plant labels. Only the Latin name is given. There is no common name on the label.
At first I thought it was too late for me to change my ways. But the longer I am here, the more I identify plants by their Latin names. It's like learning a foreign language in the classroom and then actually going to the place and speaking the language. Instead of translating what you hear, you begin to think in that language.
I might start to think in Latin, at least when it comes to plants. The name Himalayan blue poppy will never cross my lips, only Meconopsis betonicifolia.