Is there any reason why some well-known plant names, especially tree names, are feminine, but 2nd declension? (now interested in classical, not scientific ones). For example:

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    You might find this useful latin.stackexchange.com/q/7353/39
    – Alex B.
    Sep 6 '21 at 15:47
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    and you might learn something from latin.stackexchange.com/a/7017/39
    – Alex B.
    Sep 6 '21 at 15:57
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    I hope someone else will answer this very interesting question. Meanwhile, a somewhat cryptic note from Weiss 2020, "In Greek and Latin, tree and plant names are regularly feminine, probably preserving an old pattern" (p. 243).
    – Alex B.
    Sep 6 '21 at 19:02
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    @AlexB. it doesn't seem like this question is going to get an answer :( Do you think you could post one based on the points you've made above? Dec 28 '21 at 11:13
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    Also see latin.stackexchange.com/q/10939/39
    – Alex B.
    Dec 29 '21 at 3:20

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