I am intending to photograph L. aestivum subsp. aestivum next week - Dinton Pastures has been recommended to me. On this subject does anyone have information on the distinguishing features of Gravetye Giant ? John Crellin Reply / forward from John Crellin -----Original Message----- From: Brian Whyer [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: 09 April 2005 12:12 To: 'Pacific Bulb Society' Subject: RE: [pbs] "Bermudian snowdrop" Jim I find that a strange suggestion. Leucojum aestivum normally has the trivial name Loddon Lily in the UK, named after a tributary of the Thames about 15 miles from my home, alongside which it grows "wild". If she uses the latter name in the book you can rule out the snowdrop name presumably. I will see Avon bulbs at the RHS/AGS show in London on Tuesday and will consult them, if I remember. Thinking about it, I have never seen them in the wild and may go and try a few habitat photos for the wiki. Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone ~8 > Great suggestion, Brian. > > I took your advice, and the staff at East Lambrook Manor Gardens came up > with the suggestion that the "Bermudian snowdrop" is probably Leucojum > aestivum. > > > Jim McKenney > email@example.com > Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where Leucojum aestivum is > blooming here now.