...... "daffodils and narcissus"

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Fri, 11 Mar 2005 12:58:00 PST
Hi Dave and all,

You make an interesting point that I have noticed before.  My Grandmother 
Maude Shields, who was born in about 1870 in Grant county, Indiana, was a 
life-long flower gardener.  I remember her using the distinct terms just as 
Dave noted:

daffodil -- large trumpet, yellow
jonquil -- small yellow flowers with several per scape
narcissus -- poeticus type with very small cup and large white perianth

If the Dutch invented this type of terminology, they did it quite some time 

Jim Shields
in central Indiana (USA)

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