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What’s in a name?


I was pondering why I find the naming of things, particularly plants, so fascinating. I think the reason I find it so satisfying to pin down an identification is that this information is a key to knowledge. When you know the name of a plant, you can find out more about its care, its medicinal and edible uses and how it relates to other plants. If you only know it as “that yellow flower”, you can still admire it but miss out on sharing in others experience of it.


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