If you haven't browsed around my website recently, you may not have yet encountered a new feature: my plants database. Ever wondered if I cover such and such a plant? Now it's easy to find out. You can search for all the different types of plants I cover using this new feature, by using either common plant name or scientific plant name, whichever you prefer.
Some people prefer to search by common name, feeling that it's easier to deal with the cute nicknames of plants than those sometimes long, sometimes cumbersome scientific names. Ironically, many people who give the scientific names a whirl learn that just the opposite is the case. It may be counter-intuitive, but it can be easier to search a plants database using the scientific names. People have mis-applied the common names so often over the years that they can actually be quite confusing.
As a result of the confusion created by the use of the common names of plants, you'll find that there are more entries in the common-name section of my plants database than in the scientific-name section. That's because where two or three common names of a plant are very frequently used, I've tried to include them. Unfortunately, though, the particular common name that you are looking for may not be included.
That's why it's so much easier to search by scientific name: There's basically just one for each plant (although variants do exist, since botanists sometimes can't make up their minds what a plant should be called).
Regardless of which system you prefer to search by, I've got you covered, A-Z.
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