Nothoscordum inodorum

Rodger Whitlock
Sun, 09 Jan 2005 19:48:48 PST
On  8 Jan 05 at 10:17, Corey Thompson wrote:

> Would anyone happen to know a source for Nothoscordum inodorum
> (ssp. inodorum and/or ssp. nocturnum) or have a few small bulblets
> they would be willing to sell?  I understand this is a noxious,
> invasive pest but I am interested in cultivating a few in a pot in
> cold Chicago, Illinois (where it is not hardy) for the sake of the
> wonderful fragrance I keep hearing about. Please let me know.

Don't even think about it. It's a horribly pernicious weed. I've 
been sedulously roguing it out for a good ten years and still the 
odd specimen comes up.

As for scent, I've never noticed any.

I should add that my infestation was the result of sowing misnamed
seed from the then-ARGS seed exchange, labelled "Leucojum
trichophyllum". The seed had been donated by a then-bigwig in the
society, which left a pretty sour taste in my mouth.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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