Plant Database forum: entered plants question

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Name: Valarie
Marlborough, New Zealand
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bootandall
Feb 12, 2014 2:57 AM CST
Is there anyway I can send in a edit of an existing entries, to have the entry changed so that the Genus and species show up first,and common name second , ( i can't see now to do it )
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 12, 2014 7:41 AM CST

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That's not something that can be changed on a plant-by-plant basis.

We've had discussions about changing the way plant names are shown. Is it time to revisit that? Does anyone feel strongly about it one way or the other?
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Feb 12, 2014 7:46 AM CST
I'd find it very useful to be able to specify that a search would give results that are ordered alphabetically by the latin name, rather than by the common name. (The common names result in a very jumbled list.) Would that ability address the point you are making, Bootandall?
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 12, 2014 10:23 AM CST
I used to think that I preferred the genus and species listed first and then the common name, but I've gotten used to our current database arrangement and find it very easy to type in either a genus or common name to find the plant I'm looking for.
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Name: Valarie
Marlborough, New Zealand
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Bee Lover Butterflies Native Plants and Wildflowers Roses
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bootandall
Feb 12, 2014 1:44 PM CST
yes lori..... now days I prefer Latin I find it easy to find a listed plant when I have a photo to add , i do not no some of the common names other places have, even the NZ ones can be different to how I know them.. Dave... it would be great, if we could look from both angles .

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