17 July 2007 Garden Flowers with Common Names

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    17 July 2007 Garden Flowers with Common Names

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    17 July 2007 Garden Flowers with Common Names.
    The lighting was perfect, a bright overcast morning, so pictures were taken of most of the garden flower heads. The pictures are annotated with the common names. Enjoy.

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    Not according to the official standard names for British native plants; only Cornflower:
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    That is why Latin names are utilized. We agree it is "Centaurea cyanus".

    Most people call it Bachleor's Button to my experience, and would have never have heard of Cornflower.

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    A sad result of bad education, and disrespect for native usage. Time to educate better!
     
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    Michael, is it really your opinion that North Americans need to be "educated" to your system of "standard" British common names? It seems insensitive to me.

    I have kept quiet when you have had your run-ins with Ron B on this subject as well as on degrees C vs degrees F, and feet vs metres, but at last feel compelled to ask, what motivates you?

    It would be a pity to lose your valuable contributions in the event these disputes get so out of control that feelings are hurt all around.
     

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