Fritillaria feature

Jane McGary
Thu, 11 Mar 2004 08:56:45 PST
Members in the distribution area of the Portland Oregonian newspaper may 
notice that there are two major articles on Fritillaria in their March 11 
Homes and Gardens supplement.

The photograph of Erythronium helenae, mislabeled "F. helenae," is a 
typical example of the editors'  failure to vet page layouts and check 
facts, or indeed to read communications from freelance authors. The writer, 
Sally Bourrie, sent me a list with "F. helenae" on it, and I wrote back 
telling her about the error. The photos were taken in my collection last 
year, although this is not acknowledged (I should be glad, I suppose).

I have written a critical letter to the editors, but since it's not the 
first such note I've sent (just the angriest), they'll probably ignore it too.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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