narcissus is a narcissus

Judy Glattstein
Mon, 22 Mar 2004 11:19:14 PST
And 'tis said that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Parkinson
is somewhat of a Johnny-come-lately in the narcissus/ pseudonarcissus/
daffodil quandary. (Pre-Linnaean and they still had name changes!) If you
look in Clusius - Charles L'Escluse, Rariorum aliquot stirpium per
Pannonian, published in Antwerp in 1583 - several of the woodcut
illustrations are captioned as narcissus, others as pseudonarcissus. And
Fritillaria imperialis was named a lily.

Judy in New Jersey where the sun is shinning, wind is blowing, and
(Narcissus 'Rijnveld's Early Sensation') daffodils not quite in flower

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