Dear All: With these plants already performing now in some areas, I thought I would raise a question about the one which performs best in our climate, so-called Lycoris squamigera. This is blooming here now. There seems to be an emerging consensus that this is a hybrid. If one wishes to refer to this plant as a hybrid, does a validly published name exist? It would be convenient to write Lycoris × squamigera, but I don't think the rules work that way - or do they? Jim McKenney firstname.lastname@example.org Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where these lovely ecdysiasts are ablushing in broad daylight. I can't help wondering, however, if all that exposure is not what resulted in the squamigera part of their name.