This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The London Gardener's Chronicle thinks the effort to make English names by translating the Latin ones no great success. Even, it says, should the names do for writing, they would scarcely do for "common names" without causing embarrassment sometimes in good society. For instance it has been proposed to call Cypripedium caudatum "The long-tailed lady's slipper." We can get along very well when we write it, providing we do not forget the hyphen, but in conversation there might be many an inquiry as to the kind of lady intended.