iNaturalist staff: Euonymus fortunei (Wintercreeper, Fortune's Spindle) should be categorized as Invasive Plant in North America

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Margaret Carreiro

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Sep 20, 2018, 9:27:19 AM9/20/18
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Hello iNaturalist staff-    I would like to alert you to the fact that when the invasive exotic (to North America) plant, Euonymus fortunei is selected, the red exclamation point identifying this destructive vine species does not appear next to its species name.   I am a forest ecologist in Kentucky and this is a very damaging plant when it escapes landscaped homes and jumps into our forests.  It is widespread negatively impacts biodiversity here.  

Please correct this so that people using iNaturalist in North America can be alerted to the fact that it is a widespread invasive plant harming our natural areas. Also it is better known here as Wintercreeper.  I have never heard the common name of Fortune's Spindle before.  

Thanks. 
Margaret Carreiro 

Margaret Carreiro

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Sep 20, 2018, 9:30:16 AM9/20/18
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The URL where the Red Exclamation point did not show up is     https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/16713498

bouteloua

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Sep 20, 2018, 9:36:20 AM9/20/18
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Hi Margaret, if there is an issue with a particular species or other taxon on iNaturalist, head to the taxon page -- in this case, https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/130893-Euonymus-fortunei and then click Curation>Flag for curation.

I marked it as introduced in the US.

As far as the name, can you check your account settings? https://www.inaturalist.org/people/8882/edit Under Names: Place, "Prioritize common names used in this place" you might want to consider selecting United States. Wintercreeper is set as the default name for the US. 

thanks!
cassi

Chris Cheatle

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Sep 20, 2018, 9:37:54 AM9/20/18
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Note to curators - I set the introduced flag.

I am adding a flag regarding the name as it needs to be carefully sorted out regionally. For example it is known as neither Fortune's Spindle or Wintercreeper here in Canada, but by a different name, so please don't set a North American default.


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