scilla peruviana
Wed, 13 Aug 2008 18:54:31 PDT
Thanks to Jim McKenney for setting the record straight on the derivation of Scilla peruviana (named for the ship, the Peru, that brought it to England from its home in the western Mediterranean).  I was misled by Phillips and Rix, who said in 'Bulbs', "Linnaeus thought it came from Peru".
Jim Jones

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