Genera within a family

Family: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
LAMIACEAE (G, La)
Mint Family(Wf)
lamia, = a fabulous monster said to feed on man’s flesh, a vampire, a bugbear to children. lamia, = a witch who was said to suck children’s blood, a sorceress, enchantress.
(LS, ld)
LEONOTIS (G)
Wild Dagga(Le) Minaret Flower
leōn, = a lion; - ous, otis, = ear; (one floret supposed to resemble a lion’s ear)
(LS, Le)
MENTHA (La)
Mint (Le)
menta, mentha, = mint. (from the nymph Minthe, (Menthe).**
(ld, Le)
SALVIA (La)
Sage(Le) Salie
salvus, salve, = well, in good health, in good condition or circumstances; salvia, = the herb sage. -ium, = ‘characteristic of’, hence indicates connection or resemblance. (healing or medicinal properties of some species)
(ld, BL, Le)
STACHYS (G)
Woundwort(Le) Teebos
stachys, = ear of corn. (in modern botany, ‘spike’) (a spike)
(LS, BL, Le)