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Name: Duane
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duane456
Sep 2, 2012 8:49 PM CST
How or Who do you tell if you suspect an incorrect spelling of a plant?
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Sep 2, 2012 9:02 PM CST

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You can tell me. Smiling

The best thing is to post a thread in the Plant Database Forum:

http://garden.org/forums/view/plantdb/

Or in the Site Talk Forum, which is where you are right now. What's the plant?
Name: Duane
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duane456
Sep 3, 2012 8:08 AM CST
Meadow Rue (Thalictrum aquilegiifolium) is in the plant database. I believe there is just one "i" between the "g" and the "f"?
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dave
Sep 3, 2012 8:15 AM CST

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You're right and I'll update those.

In the future, you and everyone else has access to edit these directly. Just load the plant up and click on "Edit plant name" and make your edits. The proposal will then be reviewed and approved by an admin or moderator. Easy peasy. Smiling

Thanks for this report, Duane.
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Sep 3, 2012 12:11 PM CST

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No, that's wrong. The species name is aquilegiifolium, with 4 "i's." I've already had to delete T. aquilegifolium twice, but someone keeps adding it back.

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/search?q=thalictrum
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Sep 3, 2012 12:25 PM CST

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And here's the ITIS page, showing that T. aquilegiifolium is the accepted name and T. aquilegifolium is an "orthographic variant," which is a polite term for misspelling.

http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic...
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eclayne
Sep 3, 2012 12:37 PM CST

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Thumbs up
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eclayne
Sep 3, 2012 12:42 PM CST

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Would Botanical Name: T. aquilegifolium status unknown be an acceptable proposal?
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Sep 3, 2012 12:54 PM CST

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I don't think so, because its status is known. It's a misspelling. We really need that "Also sold as" line. Most of the vendors call it by the wrong name.
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CDsSister
Sep 3, 2012 2:10 PM CST

I agree :iagree:" Also sold as" to cover vendor errors nodding
Name: Duane
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duane456
Sep 3, 2012 9:41 PM CST
wow, didn't know.
Duane
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valleylynn
Sep 3, 2012 11:11 PM CST
zuzu said:I don't think so, because its status is known. It's a misspelling. We really need that "Also sold as" line. Most of the vendors call it by the wrong name.

I agree
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sherrilosee
Sep 4, 2012 8:26 PM CST
I cannot BELIEVE what I learn on this site! I would never in a million years have guessed two ii's between the g and f! It took me years to figure out how to pronounce the crazy "ii" at the end of some species names that include a proper name, as in Picea wilsonii. Heaven help us - the taxonomists have gone mad! Or is that madii? Grumbling
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 4, 2012 9:30 PM CST
madii Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Love that Sherri.
Name: woofie
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woofie
Sep 5, 2012 8:15 AM CST
I agree madii Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Sherri Losee
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sherrilosee
Sep 5, 2012 12:42 PM CST
Let's run it by the ITIS folks! Hilarious! Hee-hee!!
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Name: Duane
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duane456
Sep 6, 2012 9:57 AM CST
maybe you should change your names to ---- "sherrii" and "woofii"
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dave
Sep 6, 2012 11:26 AM CST

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Duanii Hilarious!
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sherrilosee
Sep 6, 2012 12:43 PM CST
YES! I'm off to the Sec of State to change my license right now! Hurray! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Sep 7, 2012 11:07 AM CST
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