I think most of the seeds labeled as from Richard Smith actually are the ones I sent in this year (either that or Richard and I have identical gardens ;-). Anyway, below are notes on some of my/our donations. Have fun! Mike San Jose, CA 2. Calochortus luteus. Stippled form. This is second-generation seed from the hills above Coyote Valley, CA. This form of C. luteus is marked lightly with short dark lines, but does not have the dark eye typical of the species. 4. Calochortus vestae, pink. This is NOT C. vestae. These came to me from a longtime Calochortus grower who had labeled them "Calochortus vestae." However, when they bloomed last year, they turned out to almost certainly be Calochortus superbus, based on gland shape. Whatever their name, they are a beautiful dark pink form. You can see a photo here: http://flickr.com/photos/83542459@N00/… 2 5. Calochortus vestae, white. This one also came to me labeled "Calochortus vestae," but the flowers look like C. superbus. This is the typical white form, with an orange eye that fades to yellow as the flower ages. Photo here: http://flickr.com/photos/83542459@N00/… 2 10. Moraea villosa "a" This is the form with purple tepals, blue eye, and an orange hairy center. Open pollinated seed, so you might get some variation. 11. Moraea villosa "b" Purple tepals, blue eye, yellow hairy center. These were self-pollinated, so hopefully will be true to form. 12. Narcissus elegans. A very tiny fall-blooming Narcissus. Dull orange-green corona. 15. Prochnyanthes mexicana. From what I've been told, this is a rare summer-growing bulb from Mexico. I obtained it from Southwestern Native Seeds as an extra, quite a few years ago. It grows under a Japanese maple where it receives filtered sun and year-round water. The flowers on this clone are dull green. I know there are a couple of Prochnyanthes lovers on the list -- FYI, these are the same as the seeds I distributed about a year ago. 17. Romulea campanuloides, pink. This species has been renamed R. camerooniana. Although these are summer-growers in the wild, for me they have adapted to a winter growing schedule, blooming in early summer (around May) and then going dormant in June. Reliable and vigorous. 18. Romulea campanuloides, white. This species has been renamed R. camerooniana. Self-pollinated seed of a white/yellow form that appeared in the pot with the pinks. Photo here: http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/… erooniana 19. Romulea hallii. Reliable in my climate; handsome flowers. The only drawback is that they grow at a very rainy time of the year in my area and can get weather-beaten. But still worthwhile. 22. Spiloxene sp, small orange. This is a species sold unidentified by Silverhill, winter-growing. It has small clear flowers the color of a school bus, and blooms over a fairly long period in spring. These flowered in the second year from seed. The corms are small and surrounded by a dense bird's nest of fibers. They look like little balls of lint. 23. Tulipa clusiana. Just a few seeds, unfortunately. This is one of the few tulips to grow reliably without refrigeration in San Jose, CA. 24. Watsonia aletroides, dwarf pink. Grown from Kirstenbosch seeds.