—Or should I say, "amongst the Fuchsiae", to keep accord with the artificially Latinized form of Leonhart Fuchs' name? (That's intended as a tongue-in-cheek rhetorical question.) The discussion of the right spelling of this made-up word, evidently duly created and ascribed to the plant a century after Leonard's death, is fascinating. In googling about, I have learnt so much! (Or would you be so vulgar as to say, "I have learned so much"?) I maintain the "correct" use of "I shall" versus "I will" in my everyday speech. I use "wonderful" to mean "full of wonder". I use "terrific" to mean "terror-invoking", rather than the ghastly contemporary alternative ascribed politically to everything and everyone we simply don't like. And so: in dealing with all these fuschias, or fuschiae, amongst the fuchsias, or fuchsiae: If you enjoy etymology, I suggest you look at the following link, which I felt was the best among the great many I found about Fuschia googlia: http://virtuallinguist.typepad.com/the_virtual_linguist/2009/04/fuchsia.html (Do be sure to read the Comments there as well.) There is no "right" answer, of course. We can play nice and call the plants fuchsias—er, fuchsiae, then—but learned folk of a century ago would still be horrified by our ignorant mix of Greek with Latin in our scientific names. I find it delightful irony that Leonard Fuchs himschelf remains aloof and innocent of all susch fussching.