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I have been trying to learn zeraim, but I keep getting stuck on all the names of the plants. Is there any comprehensive listing?

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I recommend the book הצומח והחי במשנה by יהודה פליקס. I found it invaluable when learning משניות סדר זרעים. It's in Hebrew but includes, if I recall right, the taxonomic and English names of each plant, and pictures. Not everyone agrees with his identifications of the various types of plant, and, if I recall right, he doesn't always include even major dissenting opinions. It's been a while since I've opened the book, though; my memory may be misserving me.

  • If someone has used the book more recently than I and can edit this answer post for accuracy, please do! – msh210 Oct 6 at 20:40
  • The book is on אוצר החכמה. Is there anything particular you'd like to know about it? (I haven't used it; just looked for it out of curiosity.) – Shokhet Nov 5 at 21:45
  • @Shokhet, just to make sure that my statements in the answer are correct – msh210 Nov 6 at 10:33

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