Native species in a project for introduced species

Platform: website

URLs (aka web addresses) of any relevant observations or pages:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?iconic_taxa=Plantae&page=17&place_id=any&project_id=aliem&subview=grid

Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue, and make as many as you need.):
Cymbalaria muralis is currently listed as native in the place “Toscana”:
https://www.inaturalist.org/places/toscana#q=cymbalaria%2Bmuralis

Anyway it has been listed in this project that should include only introduced species:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?iconic_taxa=Plantae&page=17&place_id=any&project_id=aliem&subview=grid
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/aliem

I think you have been caught by inconsistencies in the checklists for overlapping places. In this instance, the species is listed as “native” in Toscana
https://www.inaturalist.org/check_lists/15834-Toscana-Check-List?q=cymbalaria+muralis
but is listed as “introduced” in, for example, Lucca
https://www.inaturalist.org/check_lists/35955-Lucca-Check-List?q=cymbalaria

I don’t know how the software decides which place checklist to use for an individual observation. To be sure that the project works as expected, I would guess that someone would need to make the status consistent in all the checklists for places in the region covered by the project.

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Thank you so much for the explanation. You have found the “bug”.

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