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Cultivar

plant or grouping of plants selected for desirable characteristics
A Viola cultivar, 'Clear Crystals Apricot'

A cultivar is a plant that has been selected for planting and sale because it has certain characteristics. It keeps its traits when it is propagated because they are inherited.

Usually, cultivars are given a name which is not related to their biological taxon. There is a system of naming run by the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (the ICNCP), commonly known as the Cultivated Plant Code.

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