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Potentially Problematic Common Names in North American Public Gardens

 The Plant Nomenclature & Taxonomy (PNT) Community of the American Public Gardens Association, in conjunction with the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL), has created a resource contextualizing plant common names in use today that hold the potential to be considered derogatory, insensitive, or othering to individuals or groups of peoples. The intention of this project is to provide history, research, and resources for certain words or phrases found in common names, but not to dictate how any given institution should address such language.

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