Was I. domestica - plant names

Theladygardens@aol.com Theladygardens@aol.com
Mon, 29 Aug 2005 12:42:52 PDT
I do realize that some botanical names have a real meaning or reasoning but  
being friends with  many iris hybridizers I know very well the names  they 
choose may mean something to them or nothing at all.  I have   helped find names 
for a couple of hybridizers.  Sometimes it can be quite a  challenge as for 
Iris names, you must hunt through all the Registration  checklists to make sure 
the name hasn't already been used, make sure you are not  offending a good 
friend by using a name that would fit a series he or she  considers theirs, etc.
I have all the iris checklists books and spent a couple of months looking  up 
names daily for a friend until he found and settled on a name to be used on a 
 new Louisiana Iris he introduced.
Many are named after a friend or relative of the hybridizer naming  them.  
Knowing the hybridizers I realize sometimes the names they choose  fit what is 
going on in their lives at the time.  This would not be obvious  to people who 
don't know them.  

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