Correction Re: Trading weeds

Rodger Whitlock
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:55:41 PST
On 7 Feb 2013, at 11:06, Jane McGary wrote:

> Like Rodger I had Nothoscordum inodorum inflicted on me by some stupid seed
> exchange donor, but I got it as a Leucojum. 

In an earlier posting I said I received Nothoscordum inodorum as Tecophilea 
cyanocrocus, but Jane's posting makes me think it came to me, too, as a 
leucojum, specifically L. trichophyllum (now Acis t.). This makes more sense as 
the inflorescences of A. trichophyllum and Nothoscordum inodorum might be 
mistaken by some carelessly ignorant grower: "ittle white bells hanging from a 

The thing that truly grated was that the donor, on investigation, turned out to 
be the then-president of the ARGS. This could be a mistake that goes back a 
very long way, and exemplifies the absolute need to always verify the identity 
of plants grown from seed, *especially* if you intend to donate their seed to 
an exchange.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Z. 7-8, cool Mediterranean climate

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