OMG! Is this a Symphyotrichum?; An Oreostemma? (Isn't that a medical procedure??); Could this be a Doellengeria? (...and I thought that was a disease?!); Might it be a Eurybia (Wait a minute - isn't this a country someplace in the world???); Oh hell - it's an ASTER... the honeybee sure doesn't care what we call it!

On Planet Taxonomy - a Poem

On planet Taxonomy

A warring generation arises:

One group is “splitter”

And another, “grouper”

We’re in a stupor – all a jitter

Dizzy and bitter

Amidst we are caught

Scrambled in endless onslaught

At their ungodly surprises.

--Wayne Paquette