was this a proper addition?

This message was edited Apr 11, 2005 11:55 PM

Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

Well, if the USDA's data is to be believed, there are dozens of varieties of Astragalus lentiginosus: http://plants.usda.gov/cgi_bin/topics.cgi?earl=plant_profile.cgi&symbol=ASLE8

Thanks Terry,
What I meant to ask is: is it ok to add a plant as new when there is just a difference in the species?

Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

Bottom line answer is yes. Each entry in PlantFiles represents a unique species, subspecies, variety or cultivar.

At one time, we considered grouping all cultivars under a main entry. When we thought about the fact that there are 40,000-some daylilies, and thousands of Iris, Hostas, Roses, etc. we decided it would be better to give each its own entry. It makes for a larger database to wade through, but there wasn't any other viable alternative given the plants that have hundreds or thousands of hybrids.

Thanks Terry :-)

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