Plant Database forum: So about those names in the database

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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Nov 20, 2012 3:06 PM CST
I have an old thread on another forum, and to it, zuzu posted this:

zuzu said:The Verbena Homestead series and other Verbena canadensis cultivars are actually synonyms of Glandularia canadensis, so if you had these on your plant lists, you'll want to visit the Glandularia section of the database and re-enter the plants under those names.


Glandularia? Really? Am I the only dummy who doesn't know this? I don't doubt zuzu's knowledge or accuracy for a minute. But.... if you are looking for verbena homestead purple, are you going to search that name or glandularia canadensis? Homestead Verbena is listed as a common name, but if I search "verbena homestead purple" there are no results found.

Unless the search can pick up some common names, I don't think the database will be very user friendly to most home gardeners. And google searches won't lead to the ATP database either I don't think.

Just my observation. Can you tell plant names drive me nuts? Confused

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Nov 20, 2012 3:28 PM CST
Karen, I just did a search for verbena homestead and it gave me this list. http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=verbena+homestead
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Nov 20, 2012 3:33 PM CST
But now I am really confused. Blinking
Are these just a completely different species of plant? http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=verbena+&submit=S...
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Nov 20, 2012 4:14 PM CST
I searched again and it worked too, lynn. But before I posted this thread, it got no results.

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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Nov 20, 2012 5:32 PM CST

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Karen, I don't know why you didn't get any results the first time, but I'm glad it's working for you now. All of the Glandularia canadensis entries have Verbena canadensis listed as a synonym, so the search should always pick them up.

Yes, the name changes are frustrating!
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Nov 20, 2012 6:28 PM CST
And... I'd guess most gardeners don't know a lot of those names. Like glanularia! Hilarious!
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Nov 20, 2012 7:44 PM CST
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 21, 2012 5:00 AM CST
I agree
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