Ambiquous Common name nomination

Thu, 20 Dec 2007 18:55:24 PST
As some wise person observed once:
All common names are correct!

(By virtue of the absence of any agreed upon authority...)

On Dec 20, 2007 2:33 PM, Mary Sue Ittner <> wrote:

> My nomination is Bermuda Buttercup, the name used for Oxalis pes-caprae
> which is native to South Africa, not Bermuda. It is yellow it is true, but
> buttercup is a common name often used in connection with some Ranunculus
> species which further illustrates one of the problems of using common
> names
> as more than one genus can go under the same name.
> Mary Sue
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