Pronunciation of Vascular Plant Genera
& Families of New England

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L-O

NAME

Labiatae
Lachnanthes
Lactuca
Lamium
Laportea
Lappula
Lapsana
Larix
Lardizabalaceae
Lathyrus

Lauraceae
Lechea
Ledum
Leersia
Leguminosae
Lemna
Lemnaceae
Lentibulariaceae
Leontodon
Leonurus

Lepidium
Leptoloma
Lespedeza
Leucojum
Leucothoe
Levisticum
Liatris
Ligusticum
Ligustrum
Lilaeopsis

Liliaceae
Lilium
Limnanthaceae
Limonium
Limosella
Linaceae
Linaria
Lindera
Lindernia
Linnaea

Linum
Liparis
Liquidambar
Liriodendron
Listera
Lithospermum
Littorella
Lobelia
Lobularia
Loiseluria

Lolium
Lomatogonium
Lonicera
Lophotocarpus
Loranthaceae
Lotus
Ludwigia
Lunaria
Lupinus
Luzula

Lychnis
Lycium
Lycopersicon
Lycopodiaceae
Lycopodium
Lycopsis
Lycopus
Lygodium
Lyonia
Lysimachia

Lythraceae
Lythrum

Macleaya
Maclura
Madia
Magnolia
Magnoliaceae
Maianthemum
Malaxis

Malus
Malva
Malvaceae
Marrubium
Marsilea
Marsileaceae
Martyniaceae
Matricaria
Matteuccia
Mazus

Medeola
Medicago
Megalodonta
Melampyrum
Melastomataceae
Melilotus
Melissa
Menispermaceae
Menispermum
Mentha

Menyanthes
Mercurialis
Mertensia
Mikania
Milium
Millegrana

Mimulus
Mirabilis
Miscanthus
Mitchella

Mitella
Molinia
Molluga
Monarda
Moneses
Monolepis

Monotropa
Montia
Moraceae
Morus

Muhlenbergia
Muscari
Myosotis
Myosoton
Myrica
Myricaceae
Myriophyllum

Najadaceae
Najas

Narcissus
Nardus
Nelumbo
Nemopanthus
Nepeta
Neslia
Nicandra
Nicotiana
Nuphar
Nyctaginaceae

Nymphaeaceae
Nymphaea
Nymphoides
Nyssa
Nyssaceae

Ocimum
Odontites
Oenothera
Oleaceae

Onograceae
Onoclea
Onopordum
Onosmodium
Ophioglossaceae
Ophioglossum
Opuntia

Orchidaceae
Orchis
Origanum

Ornithogalum
Orobanchaceae
Orobanche
Orontium
Oryzopsis
Osmorhiza
Osmunda
Osmundaceae
Ostrya
Oxalidaceae

Oxalis
Oxycoccus
Oxyria
Oxytropis
PRONUNCIATION

lâ-bi-Â-tê
lak-NAN-thêz
lak-TÛ-ku
LÂ-mi-um
lu-POR-tê-u
LAP-û-lu
LAP-su-nu
LA-riks
lär-di-zab-u-LÂ-sê-ê
LATH-i-rus

lor-Â-sê-ê
LEK-ê-u
LÊ-dum
LÂR-zi-u
lê-gû-mi-NÔ-sê
LEM-nu
lem-NÂ-sê-ê
len-tib-û-lâ-ri-Â-sê-ê
lê-ON-tô-don
lê-ô-NÛ-rus

lê-PID-i-um
lep-tô-LÔ-mu
les-pe-DÊ-zu
lû-KÔ-jum
lû-KOTH-ô-ê
lê-VIS-ti-kum
lî-Â-tris
lî-GUS-ti-kum
lî-GUS-trum
lil-ê-OP-sis

lil-i-Â-sê-ê
LIL-i-um
lim-nan-THÂ-sê-ê
lî-MÔ-ni-um
li-mô-SEL-u
lî-NÂ-sê-ê
lî-NÂ-ri-u
LIN-der-u
lin-DER-ni-u
li-NÊ-u

LÎ-num
LIP-u-ris
lik-wid-AM-bär
lir-i-ô-DEN-dron
LIS-ter-u
lith-ô-SPER-mum
lit-ô-REL-u
lô-BÊ-li-u
lob-û-LÂ-ri-u
loi-se-LÛ-ri-u

LÔ-li-um
lom-u-tô-GÔ-ni-um
lô-NIS-er-u
lof-u-tô-KÄR-pus
lô-ran-THÂ-sê-ê
LÔ-tus
lud-WIG-i-u
loo-NÂ-ri-u
loo-PÎ-nus
LÛ-zû-lu

LIK-nis
LIS-i-um
lî-kô-PER-si-kon
lî-kô-pô-di-Â-sê-ê
lî-kô-PÔ-di-um
lî-KOP-sis
LÎ-kô-pus
lî-GÔ-di-um
lî-Ô-ni-u
lî-si-MA-ki-u

li-THRÂ-sê-ê
LI-thrum

mak-LÂ-u
mu-KLOO-ru
MÂ-di-u
mag-NÔ-li-u
mag-nô-li-Â-sê-ê
mâ-YAN-thê-mum
mu-LAK-sis

MÂ-lus
MAL-vu
mal-VÂ-sê-ê
mu-ROO-bi-um
mär-SIL-ê-u
mär-sil-ê-Â-sê-ê
mär-tin-i-Â-sê-ê
mat-ri-KÂ-ri-u
mu-TÛK-shi-u
MÂ-zus

mê-DÊ-ô-lu
med-i-KÂ-gô
meg-u-lô-DON-tu
mel-am-PÎ-rum
mê-las-tô-mu-TÂ-sê-ê
mel-i-LÔ-tus
mê-LIS-u
men-i-sper-MÂ-sê-ê
men-i-SPER-mum
MEN-thu

men-i-AN-thêz
mer-kû-ri-Â-lis
mer-TEN-si-u
mî-KÂ-ni-u
MIL-li-um
mil-ê-GRÂ-nu

MIM-û-lus
mî-RAB-i-lis
mis-KAN-thus
mi-CHEL-u

mî-TEL-u
mô-LIN-i-u
mu-LÛ-gô
mô-NÄR-du
mô-NÊ-sêz
mô-NÔ-lê-pis

mô-NOT-rô-pu
MON-ti-u
mô-RÂ-sê-ê
MÔ-rus

mû-len-BER-ji-u
mus-KÂ-ri
mî-ô-SÔ-tis
mî-ô-SÔ-ton
mi-RÎ-ku
mir-i-KÂ-sê-ê
mir-i-ô-FIL-um

nâ-u-DÂ-sê-ê
NÂ-as

när-SIS-us
NÄR-dus
nê-LUM-bô
nê-mô-PAN-thus
NEP-e-tu
NES-li-u
nî-KAN-dru
ni-kô-shi-Â-nu
NÛ-fär
nik-tu-ji-NÂ-sê-ê

nim-fê-Â-sê-ê
nim-FÊ-u
nim-FOI-dêz
NI-su
ni-SÂ-sê-ê

OS-i-mum
ô-don-TI-têz
ê-nô-THÊ-ru
ô-lê-Â-sê-ê

on-u-GRÂ-sê-ê
on-ô-KLÊ-u
on-ô-POR-dum
on-os-MÔ-di-um
of-i-ô-glo-SÂ-sê-ê
of-i-ô-GLOS-um
ô-PUN-shi-u

or-ki-DÂ-sê-ê
OR-kis
ô-RIG-u-num

or-ni-THOG-u-lum
or-ô-ban-KÂ-sê-ê
or-ô-BAN-kê
ô-RON-shi-um
or-i-ZOP-sis
os-mô-RÎ-zu
os-MUN-du
os-mun-DÂ-sê-ê
OS-tri-u
ok-sal-i-DÂ-sê-ê

OK-su-lis
ok-si-KOK-us
ok-SI-ri-u
ok-SIT-rô-pus
AUTHORITIES

M&W,(T),F
M&W,S,T
M&W,S
M&W,S,T
M&W,F
M&W,F
M&W,F
M&W(1),T,F,R
M&W,T
M&W,S,T

M&W,T
M&W,F
M&W,S,T
M&W
M&W,(T),F
M&W,S,T
M&W,T
M&W,T
M&W,F
M&W,S,T

M&W,(S),(T), footnote 4
F
(M&W),S,T
M&W,S,T
M&W,T,F,B
M&W,(S),(T) footnote 4
M&W,S,T
(M&W),S, cf. Ligustrum
(M&W),S,T
M&W,F

M&W,T
M&W,S,T
M&W,T
(M&W),S,T
F, footnote 6
M&W,T
M&W,(S),T
M&W,S,F
F
M&W,S,T

M&W,S,T
M&W,S,T
S,T,F,B
M&W,S,T
M&W,F,P
M&W,S,T
M&W,F
M&W(1),S,T
M&W,S,T
M&W,S

M&W(1),S,T,B
F, cf. Potamogeton
M&W(1),(S),(T),F
F, cf. Potamogeton
M&W
M&W,S
T,F
M&W,S,T
M&W,S,T
M&W,B

M&W,S,T
M&W(2),S,T
M&W,S,T
M&W,T
M&W,S,T
M&W,F
M&W,S,T
M&W,S,T
S,T,F,B
M&W(2),S,T

M&W(1),T
M&W(1),T,B,P

M&W,S,T
M&W,S,T
M&W,S,T
M&W,S,T
M&W,T
M&W,T
M&W,F

M&W,S,T
M&W,S,T
M&W,T
M&W,S,T
M&W,S,T
M&W,T
M&W,T
M&W,S,T
M&W,B
S,T,F,B

M&W,(T),F,B
M&W,S
F
M&W,F
M&W
M&W,S,T
M&W,(S),(T), footnote 4
M&W,T
M&W,S,T
M&W,S,T

M&W,F
M&W,(S),T,F
M&W(2),S,T
(M&W),S,T
M&W,F
F, footnote 6,
  cf. Polemonium
M&W,S,T
M&W(2),S, footnote 6
S,T,F,B
M&W,S,T

(M&W),S,T
M&W,S,T
M&W,S,T
M&W,S,T
M&W,S,T
F, cf. Monotropa,
  Polemonium
M&W,S
M&W,T,F,B
M&W,T
M&W,S,T

M&W,F
M&W,(T),F
M&W,S,T
F
M&W,S,T
M&W,T
M&W,S,T

M&W
M&W,T,F

M&W,S,T
M&W,T
M&W,T
M&W,S,T
(M&W),S,T
M&W,F
(M&W),S,T
M&W,S,T
M&W(1),S
M&W,T

M&W,T
M&W,S,T
M&W,S,T
M&W,S,T
M&W

M&W,T,B
F
M&W(1),(S(1)),T(1),F,B
M&W,T

M&W
M&W,S
S,F,B
M&W,S
M&W
M&W,S
M&W,(S),T(2),
  cf. Nasturtium
M&W,T
M&W,S,T
M&W,S,T

M&W,S,T
M&W
M&W,F
M&W,(S),T
M&W,F
M&W(1),F
M&W(1),S
M&W
M&W,S,T
M&W,T

M&W,T(1),F,B
M&W,F
F
M&W,S(1),T,F

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Updated Nov. 30, 2001