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Re: VMs: Viola tricolor
At 07:02 25/05/2004 -0700, Rene Zandbergen wrote:
How high that degree of certainty is, is still
debatable. There are other water plants with
the same shape of leave....
I always thought it looks more like a nymphoides
peltata, but I haven't the first idea whether that
plant actually existed (in Europe....) in the 15C.
...which was basically my point: that even what (at first glance) might
seem like an uncontestable identification can turn out to have reasonable
alternative possibilities, each of which take time to understand and
evaluate. Furthermore, at the end of that whole process, you may still not
know enough to do better than make an informed guess. *sigh*
Nymphoides peltata, Dana?
Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....
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