Welcome to the "Better Botanical Business Bureau", where botanical mistakes in commercial and public venues and products are showcased and corrected. It is not unusual with products, ingredients, and images used in media, design, and commercial works to be presented with the wrong common names, wrong species names, and/or wrong ingredients. This blog provides scientific and educational information to correct such mistakes as part of a global effort to increase botanical knowledge.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Magilla Coleus and Perilla summary
A great blog post was just posted today by rattlebox (aka Ron) at the forum All Things Plants summarizing how the whole Magilla Perilla story started with the blogpost on this blog and the simple inquiry by a reader to the company that trademarked the name. Thanks to everybody who has helped straighten out the mystery of the false Perilla.