I have a keyword set in my catalogue called 'Flowers and Plants', containing multiple keywords, including 'Stitchwort' and 'Wood anemone'. If I apply the keyword 'Stitchwort' to a photo, it appears in the keyword box as 'Stitchwort < Flowers and Plants'. However, if I apply the keyword 'Wood anemone', it appears as 'Wood anemone', without the containing keyword or the less-than symbol. There seems to be no difference between the two keywords, so why does this happen? It is irritating, because I usually make proof prints of my photos with the keywords printed as well, and this difference affects the printed keywords.
Here is the sytem info:
Lightroom Classic version: 11.3.1 [ 202204181225-f90ebff5 ] License: Creative Cloud Language setting: en Operating system: Windows 10 - Home Premium Edition Version: 10.0.22000 Application architecture: x64 System architecture: x64 Logical processor count: 6 Processor speed: 3.6GHz SqLite Version: 3.36.0 Built-in memory: 32669.7 MB Real memory available to Lightroom: 32669.7 MB Real memory used by Lightroom: 6176.2 MB (18.9%) Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 11823.6 MB GDI objects count: 1147 USER objects count: 4140 Process handles count: 2964 Memory cache size: 2365.3MB Internal Camera Raw version: 14.3 [ 1072 ] Maximum thread count used by Camera Raw: 4 Camera Raw SIMD optimization: SSE2,AVX,AVX2 Camera Raw virtual memory: 2010MB / 16334MB (12%) Camera Raw real memory: 2150MB / 32669MB (6%) System DPI setting: 144 DPI (high DPI mode) Desktop composition enabled: Yes Displays: 1) 3840x2160 Input types: Multitouch: No, Integrated touch: No, Integrated pen: No, External touch: No, External pen: Yes, Keyboard: No
If I apply the keyword 'Stitchwort' to a photo, it appears in the keyword box as 'Stitchwort < Flowers and Plants'. However, if I apply the keyword 'Wood anemone', it appears as 'Wood anemone', without the containing keyword or the less-than symbol.
Stitchwort appears in at least two places in your keyword list, and so the < Flowers and Plants indicates which of these you have selected. Wood Anemone appears once, and so < and additional text is not needed.