Taxonomy help

John Grimshaw
Mon, 06 Nov 2006 21:52:12 PST
What I should also have said is that placing a plant in any particular 
family has no bearing whatsoever on the plant as it grows in the wild or in 
cultivation! A few families may have features that require similar growing 
conditions for their member genera and species, but for the most part it is 
the species' own requirements that affect its performance as a growing 
plant. Families and the higher orders of taxonomy serve the human desire for 
order and while it is nice to know the relationships betwen families and 
genera, this has very little bearing on what we as gardeners are trying to 

John Grimshaw

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