Note about Naming

The title for each image is the scientific name that Swales listed on the voucher label and reflects the nomenclature that Swales herself would have used to understand the natural world. Although botanical taxonomy has not changed radically since Linnaean taxonomic principles became the accepted method for naming, a search in botanical databases will often show several synonyms for botanical nomenclature.

If the currently accepted scientific name differs from the one Swales listed on the herbarium voucher, it is listed below the main title as a subtitle. Information on currently accepted names, synonyms, and common names was primarily found using Kew Plants of the World Online, Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), and the Database of Vascular Plants of Canada (VASCAN).

Information on the etymology of the Latin names of the plants was found in David Gledhill's The Name of Plants.1