Let's Learn About Botanical Names for Plants

By dave
September 29, 2011

Genera, species, cultivars, synonyms, common names... what does it all mean? If this subject has you a little confused, allow me to cut through the confusion and show you the light.

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Dec 5, 2011 6:33 PM CST
Name: Cherie or CeCe Coogan
Wisconsin USA (Zone 5b)
the faster I go the behinder I get.
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I knew I saw this once upon a time but not quite sure where or when it was., And no I don't think I read it while paying close attention. I had 5 kids too and they are for the most part still here. Two in college and one well what ever she';s in and the rest are out on their own. My days get pretty hectic here and a lot of time I can only skim...........
Any way I regress, thank you for helping me clear this up. I really hate feeling so dumb sometimes.

On the data base...... should I be searching under common names for plants I wish to add a photo and such to?
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Dec 5, 2011 6:47 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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I'm glad the article was useful to you!

You can search using common names or botanical names, both work!
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