Aug. 9, 2018


Some people decry political correctness.  I think they're barking at the wrong golden rule.  But I kind of know what they're feeling.  Taxonomic correctness is the botanical equivalent.  Hylodesmum glutinosum used to be Desmodium.  Then the correctors attacked.  As they do so often these days.  But at least in botany we recognize the need for correctness, and accept the complexities.  If you need to be Hylodesmum, we'll go with that.  As we will with the remaining Desmodiums.  So please stop sticking on us.