Lycoris squamigera in bloom here in Maryland

Jim McKenney
Sat, 06 Aug 2005 07:27:31 PDT
Lycoris squamigera is starting to bloom now here in zone 7 Maryland. 

I think I've asked this question in the past, but I'll try again: for
purposes of discussion, let's go with the hypothesis that the plant we know
as Lycoris squamigera is of hybrid origin. 

Can anyone tell us what the correct name for this plant would be according
to the rules? I don't think we can use Lycoris squamigera, because it was
published as rank species. Does a combination exist for plants of the
parentage assumed for what we call Lycoris squamigera? 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I've seen old plantings
of this plant which produce hundreds, maybe thousands, of blooms yearly.   

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