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Old 10-31-2005, 03:46 PM
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Latin scientific names for plants may be just fine for a journal for professional botanists, but the general public and people in other professions need a much more palatable English system of names for plants. Birds have such a naming system that is unambiguous and well liked. To effectively promote the value and beauty of plants such a system is very much needed in botany. CNPS should be on the forefront in its promotion. A Fremontia editorial policy requiring the use of the best available English common name for plants would be a good first step.

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