Dodecatheon, was Inclusion question

Robin Hansen
Sun, 06 Oct 2013 21:16:33 PDT
Mary Sue asks an interesting question about dodecatheon.  I grow and sell various primula, cyclamen and dodecatheon and I'll stick to the names I have, as very few of my customers pay any attention to name changes. 

Further, I feel justified simply because dodecatheon are distinct enough as a group of plants that those of us who are aware of name changes are going to mentally translate "yeah, really it's now primula etc. etc."  And Shooting Stars is a very distinct common name, as well.  

As an old librarian, it's all about cross-referencing, and Mary Sue's idea of using the old botanic names as the new common names makes great sense.

Hansen Nursery

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