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Re: The taxonomists are at it again!


I hate to be odd man out here, but it's not a popularity poll.  Changes in
taxonomy are slow - though much has occurred in the past decade.  They don't
change the names just for fun or to cause trouble.  It's done for accuracy.

Kitty

----- Original Message -----
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 6:19 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] The taxonomists are at it again!


> In a message dated 08/06/2003 6:40:24 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Zemuly@aol.com writes:
>
> > Just got my new issue of "Fine Gardening" and read the article on Joe
Pye
> > Weed.  Seems E. coelestinum is now Conoclinium coelestinum, which is
just
> > about
> > unpronounceable (?) for me, and E. rugosum is now Ageratina altissima.
Now
> > I
> > had only recently learned the names of my "hardy ageratum" and my E.
rugosum
> >
> > 'Chocolate' and was delighted at the fact I had four cultivars, as I
also
> > have
> > E. maculatum and E. purpureum.  I know renaming plants keeps these
people
> > busy
> > and that on some level it's a useful vocation, but it sure plays havoc
with
> > this aging brain!
> >
>
> They did change Chrysanthemum back, so maybe if we make enough noise about
> it, this will revert too.  Where can we send protest letters.  I've been
telling
> people their 'hardy ageratum' wasn't ageratum but eupatorium for years.
> Don't want to have to change now - feel too foolish.  Auralie
>
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