Ambiquous Common name nomination

Mary Sue Ittner
Thu, 20 Dec 2007 14:33:07 PST
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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