Unambiguous scientific name Scilla peruviana

brown.mark brown.mark@wanadoo.fr
Thu, 20 Dec 2007 23:54:09 PST
What is wrong with Scilla and many people already know or can find it fun to 
know that it was a ship called The Peru which brought the bulbs to England 
and so arose the epithet.Any good book will tell you this.Does anyone grow 
the pink or yellowish forms mentioned in Brian Mathew's book 'The Smaller 
Bulbs' ?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Arnold Trachtenberg" <arnold@nj.rr.com>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2007 11:50 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Ambiquous Common name nomination

> Well, it's not only the "unscientific" among us who use common names
> that are either  misnamed  or down right incorrect how about  Scilla
> Peruviana.
> Arnold
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