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Q.Dusty miller auricukar

margsnow23 added on September 4, 2019 | Answered

As a child 60 years ago my grandma had dusty miller around the garden. They have purple flowers and silvery green thick leaves. Now I see Cineraria silver dust is being called dusty miller. Very confusing. Have photo but don’t know how to get it on here

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Answered on September 4, 2019

Yes, common names for plants are very confusing. Many plants are called the same thing, making it very difficult to pin down what you are looking for. It is always best to use the Latin nomenclature when referring to plants, as that will always lead you to what you are looking for every time.

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