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41 Griffin View Ln, Friday Harbor, Washington, US (Google, OSM)
48.524719, -123.011846
Accuracy: 89m
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May. 27, 2012 18:34:34 -0700
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I don't know the taxonomy of this group, but apparently there are only two species and, according to wikipedia, most garden ornamentals are derived from hybrids between the two species. The hybrid is named Laburnum x watereri.

Posted by richard_olmstead over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Hybrid Laburnum - Photo (c) lesley middlemass, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
stingraydoctor's ID: Hybrid Laburnum (Laburnum watereri)
Posted by stingraydoctor over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Thanks Dick. The x does not seem to be in the database. I have changed it to L. watereri. Not sure whether I should just purge all these ornamentals and non-native invaders from my thoughts.

Posted by stingraydoctor over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Since Laburnum watereri is not really a species, but only a named hybrid that is maintained in cultivation, the correct nomenclature is to place an "X" between the genus and hybrid name. iNaturalist and lots of non-technical literature simply drop the "X."

Posted by richard_olmstead over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Hybrid Laburnum - Photo (c) lesley middlemass, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
stingraydoctor's ID: Hybrid Laburnum (Laburnum watereri)

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