Plant Database forum→Tweedia/Oxypetalum - difference?

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jan 18, 2014 10:18 AM CST
There are two entries for the same plant in Plant Database:

Blue Milkweed (Oxypetalum coeruleum)

Blue Milkweed (Oxypetalum coeruleum)

and

Southern Star (Oxypetalum coeruleum 'Heavenborn')

Southern Star (Oxypetalum coeruleum 'Heavenborn')

I have pictures but I'm not sure where to put them. Please advise.
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jan 18, 2014 10:44 AM CST

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I'm not sure I understand Anne. The first plant you listed, O. coeruleum, is the species entry while the second is the cultivar 'Heavenborn'.

I added Tweedia coerulea as a synonym to the 'Heavenborn' entry, although it appears there's disagreement re: what the correct botanic name should be.
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jan 18, 2014 10:46 AM CST
Ahhh .. I did not realize you had separate species/cultivar. Thanks!
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Name: Evan
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Jan 18, 2014 10:49 AM CST

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