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crittergarden
Jan 29, 2013 12:24 PM CST
I've been asked to make a list of common plants with more than one common name, to be used at a garden club meeting as a playful test to see if people can match them up with each other and the botanical name.

HELP???
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RickCorey
Jan 29, 2013 1:27 PM CST
Maybe go the the Plant Database here, and enter a common name. That will bring up hundreds of varieties, dozens of species, and often multiple different genera (genuses?). One common name, many totally different plants.

Or you wanted to go the other way: one plant and many common names? Then you have to go into one or several entries for a species or variety, and look at other common names for that kind of plant.

That way is harder! I searched on "Marigold", and then "Daisy". There were so many species and genera that it took some scrolling to find several of the same species!
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crittergarden
Jan 29, 2013 1:37 PM CST
I didn't think of using the common names to search.
I rejected the idea of doing it the other way because I foresaw what a muck it would return!

Thanks for the suggestion!
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Jan 29, 2013 1:40 PM CST
Here the wildflower centers list for plants native to Pennsylvania. It has the scientific name is in the left column and the common in the right, just scroll down the list and pick-out the ones you like. There are over 2000 listed.

http://www.wildflower.org/plants/combo.php?start=0&distribut...
wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


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crittergarden
Jan 29, 2013 1:52 PM CST
WOW, Toad!
A LOCAL answer, even!
Thanks!
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jmorth
Jan 29, 2013 7:47 PM CST
here's a tread that addresses plants w/ lily as part of their common referral names but they're not really lily...
The thread "Some Not Lilies Named Lily" in Bulbs forum
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crittergarden
Jan 30, 2013 4:59 AM CST
Excellent!

My neighbor calls daylilies "Flags" (commonly used for irises). She doesn't know the word "daylily", much less "hemerocalis"......

This is the level of people my list is aimed at......
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