"Bermudian snowdrop"

Brian Whyer brian.whyer@btinternet.com
Sat, 09 Apr 2005 04:12:01 PDT

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
> with the suggestion that the "Bermudian snowdrop" is probably Leucojum
> aestivum.
> Jim McKenney
> jimmckenney@starpower.net
> Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where Leucojum aestivum
> blooming here now.

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