BEN # 109

Scarf Lady scarflady at
Mon Aug 7 08:15:38 EST 1995

i find that botanical publications which include scientific names as well
as common names facilitate identification of a species.

in conversation, i usually refer to the common name of a plant because it
takes less time to say than the scientific name.  i usually prefer "queen
palm" to "arecastrum romanzoffianum".  the same is true when referring to
animal species.  i prefer "osprey" to "pandion haliaetus".  

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