One of the pleasures of this list and the web in general is the authoritative insight it provides into all sorts of horticultural arcana. I've spent several hours during the last two weeks reviewing snowdrop sites on the web. Two favorites have been Mark Smyth's site and one called Judy's Snowdrops. Mark is a contributor to this list, and most of you probably already know about his site. Judy's site can be found at: http://www.judyssnowdrops.co.uk/my_collection.htm My earliest snowdrop importations from England were made about thirty years ago from Mr. Mars of Haslemere. In the interim, most labels have disappeared. As a result, I've never been too sure of the identity of some of the cultivars I grow. Luckily I still have lists of the cultivars sent. And now with the help of the several snowdrop sites, it has finally been possible to match up the names with photos on the web. Now when I point to 'Sam Arnott' or 'Robin Hood' or 'Alleni' or 'Augustus' (although this one is about as distinct as any snowdrop I know), it's with a renewed confidence about the accuracy of the name. So far, I have not located a suitable picture of 'Atkinsii'; perhaps I should say 'deformed Atkinsii', because this name 'Atkinsii' is attached to two snowdrops distinguished by the presence or absence of a deformed inner tepal. By suitable picture, I mean one which shows the salient characteristic of the 'deformed' cultivar, the deformed inner tepal. There are many images of "Atkinsii' on commercial sites, but they those images might as well be any snowdrop. The true identity of the plant in my garden is of some importance to me because this year the clump of the plant which I believe to be 'deformed Atkinsii' gave me a great gift: this clump produced one stem on which the typical green markings on the inner tepals are bright yellow. The ovary is green. So now I have my own "golden snowdrop". Because 'Atkinsii' is one of the older cultivars, it occurred to me that perhaps this cultivar has sported yellow forms in the past. Does anyone know? Also, I've read that some 'yellow' snowdrops are unstable in that they come yellow some years, green others. This is frequently reported for the cultivar 'Lady Elphinstone'. Is this generally true of 'yellow' snowdrops? Jim McKenney firstname.lastname@example.org Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I'm off to check out the rest of the snowdrops and pan for more gold.