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Nicholas, I don't doubt you for a second, but why is ispot still offering 'Ranunculus ficaria'? I simply entered lesser celandine then clicked the 'Get Recommended' and that's what came up. I see that you are getting all the agreements and that, somehow, doesn't seem fair!
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I really am sorry, yes it's a little unfair. The same thing happened to me here: http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/249097?nav=users_observations
I didn't mean to steal your agreements, I was just trying to point out that iSpot isn't actually correct in this case.
I probably should have just posted a message at the bottom, but unfortunately I can't now take the identification away.
Apologies once again. In recompense I did agree with your id as technically it is correct.
Don't worry about it Nick. I had tongue slightly in cheek when I spoke about the unfairness of it.
I have found that some scientific names can be very confusing, such as in this case. For example here the expert has agreed with your your scientific name, but on my identification the expert agreed with the new scientific name.
I thought that the use of scientific names was meant to alleviate this kind of thing.
why he uses the name Ficaria verna.
I understand that Ficaria has 3 sepals and all other Ranunculus species have 5 sepals and this is one of the reasons for the present generic distinction.
There is a discussion about the name at www.watsonia.org.uk/Wats20p41.pdf
It says "Ficaria verna Hudson (1762) is a new name for Ranunculus ficaria L. and therefore has the same
Please could someone explain why the name is
Ficaria verna rather than Ficaria ficaria? Thank you.
The scientific name for Lesser Celandine could be described as in a state of flux while the latest name Ficaria becomes more well-known. People starting now will, hopefully, use the new name so the older of us have to learn it to keep up. Of course, it could change again any time! If iSpot updated its preferences it would help.
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