I was about to share a link to a parent plant entry in the database here on FB this weekend but decided not to because of the wording on the banner at the top of the page. The discussion is an ID request for a Hymenocallis and "spider lilies" is the name folks are fixing on, and as discussions about common names will invariably yield, there is confusion why one "spider lily" is so different from another. One person is confused because her "spider lilies" only bloom in the fall (which is because they are Lycoris radiata.) I wanted to share the parent entry for Hymenocallis because I did not know the species.
I did not share the link in that discussion because then the Lycoris folks would have thought the info applies to their plants too.
"This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Spider Lilies."
The wording in question is in the banner at the top of this page (and every parent plant entry, if I understand correctly):
Spider Lilies (Hymenocallis)
Also of concern is the dangling participle. As phrased, it's saying all data and pics apply generically to any plant in the genus, but in practice, all photos may not necessarily apply generically to all species within a genus.
Could this please be edited to put the genus name instead, using Hymenocallis as example:
"This database entry exists to show plant data that apply generically to all Hymenocallis species, and also contains photos of any kind of Hymenocallis plants."
With this small tweak to the semantics, nobody should draw a wrong conclusion that stems from confusion about nicknames/common names, or images, because of the formatting/wording of a parent plant entry on the database here.
Thanks for reading & for your wise consideration.
Oh, and P.S. It would be SOOOOOOOOOOOOO helpful if the generic &/or parent entry was the first search result when one searches a genus name.