How to Pronounce Plant Names: A Guide to Botanical Latin

Fundamental - Informative - Comprehensive

A comprehensive guide to pronouncing and understanding the common and Latin botanical names.
"...managed to create order out of a confusing Botanical Latin world..."
"Great course and collection of pronunciation Botanical names."
"I have become much more confident in my spoken Botanical Latin."

Have you ever worried about pronouncing a Latin botanical name correctly?

Well, fear no longer.
Herbalist Judith Sims has put together a class that gives the principles and demonstrates the pronunciation of most of the herbs commonly used in Western herbal medicine. 

Did you know that there is an “American system" and a “British system?” Better pick your side! 

This class is suited to herbalists, botanists, horticulturalists, and Latin geeks across the world.


Support Materials

2 comprehensive  handouts
(19 pages, downloadable)


30 Minutes of teaching


Certificate included
(see more below)

Pay Once = One Year Access

1 year to view and review content, ask questions and discuss

This is for you if you...

want to feel more confident in pronouncing botanical names.
want the 'rules' to follow to properly pronounce herb names in English and the Latin meanings.
want to discover the nuances between the "American system" and the "British system."

Upon completion, you will...

possess a solid foundation in the pronunciation of herbs commonly used in Western herbal medicine.
have deeper understanding of Latin botanical root meanings.
know some rules to follow to properly pronounce botanical names that are new to you.


Judith Sims

Judith Sims is an educational media producer whose work has been part of the curriculum at a national herb school for over a decade. Studying the Cornish dialect in college, Judith, with extensive TV and radio experience, moderated The Minnesota High School Quiz Bowl for thirteen years, refining her pronunciation skills. In her guide, she provides a definitive explanation of plant pronunciation. 

Certificate Included

  • How to Get a Certificate

    • Complete course materials
    • Pass the test with a grade of 70% or better
    • Save or print your certificate!

    Available with subscription and individual course purchases.

  • Accreditation hours

    This course is a total of 3 accredited hours
    • 3 hours Botany and Plant Science

    *Please check with your accrediting agency whether they will accept accredited hours or certificates from the Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism
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