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Mar 30, 2018 10:13 PM CST
Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
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I have my plant list set to display in alphabetical order but after the first page they get pretty random. Also Varieties are not showing up as part of the species category even when the proper box is checked.
What am I doing wrong?
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Mar 31, 2018 1:46 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Hi Will.
I just looked at your wonderful list. It looks like it is all alphabetically listed. Starting with the generic entries.
All of the entries from the database are in alphabetical order by scientific name.

Great list. Thumbs up
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Mar 31, 2018 3:17 AM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn said:
...the entries from the database are in alphabetical order by scientific name.
:thumbsup:


Yes, the are in order by currently accepted botanical name but it looks confusing because, except for the generic entries, the common name is listed before the botanical. It's necessary to train your eye to ignore the common name while looking down the list.
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Mar 31, 2018 7:27 AM CST
Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Thanks for the prompt answer and the kind words. I was thrown off by the first page or so that starts with plants without a scientific name in the entry being the first group then plants being listed with scientific nomenclature.
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Mar 31, 2018 7:30 AM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
I can understand your confusion. I didn't know one could enter a generic plant without a link to the database. I do wish the entire list feature would display the botanic name first with the common name in parentheses, especially since the common name can change depending on member input. But, that's been discussed and I don't remember what the reason was why the common name is displayed first.
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Mar 31, 2018 11:22 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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That would be nice Deb. I can't remember the reason either.
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