Inclusion question

Sun, 06 Oct 2013 20:49:38 PDT
There is no clear distinction between a "geophyte" and other perennials.
Dodecatheon clevelandii, with a small slender taproot, functions just like
a bulb in cultivation. The same can be said for various umbellifers,
composites, mallows and others.

Some prefer a broader interpretation of "geophyte", others a more narrow
circumscription. A "non-traditional" entry in the wiki should have some
explanatory text that justifies marginal qualification, or perhaps be
relegated to a separate category of nominal geophytes. This could help
provide nuance where there is no settled classification or real distinction.



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