I want to search for all questions about plant sexual reproduction, and the breeding of plants/cultivars via sexual reproduction as opposed to asexual reproduction or cloning (striking cuttings). Is it okay to add a tag for this? Should it be called or does someone have a better idea? Perhaps ?

Are there any existing questions on cross-breeding to produce new cultivars?

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    I might be wrong here, but isn't sexual reproduction served by pollination and the asexual ones by grafting and cuttings. To me, "sexual-reproduction" seems more botanical than gardening. For example, a lay person wouldn't think of searching for that, if they're thinking of pollinating their cherry tree successfully... Jan 12, 2012 at 1:55
  • Damn. I agree, but somehow I couldn't think of the right word. Can someone make one a synonym of the other please? :$
    – Lisa
    Jan 12, 2012 at 1:59
  • Sure, I'll make it a synonym, but I'll have to rollback your recent changes. This is to avoid having to "merge" the tags (which, I believe, is irreversible), whereas a simple synonym can be spliced any time. The tag support is still a bit fragile. It's possible I'm wrong here, but better safe than sorry... Jan 12, 2012 at 2:01
  • No problems ...
    – Lisa
    Jan 12, 2012 at 2:02
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    Thanks, it's done now. I've posted an answer so that it can be marked as resolved (else Community ♦ will bump it up in a month's time) Jan 12, 2012 at 2:13

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We already have the tag, which is equivalent to sexual-reproduction. I think the distinction is primarily botanical, and we've always leaned towards the gardening usage rather than the botanical one. For example, for onions & garlic, for dahlias and other flowering plants, instead of onions, (although there might be a few tagged for onions by moi, which should be removed).

So I don't think it is necessary for the tag. However, I've made it a synonym of as per your request in the comments above.

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