Lilium nomenclature

Jim McKenney
Fri, 09 Oct 2009 20:43:09 PDT
David wrote: " I think I detect a hint of sarcasm..."

David, yes, I was poking fun; but no, it was not meant as sarcasm - I was
not trying to draw blood. Evidently you understood what I was intending very
well. I thought your statement about calling anything anything was pretty
outrageous. I followed your advice and called Ranunculus ficaria lilies. 

Here's a peace offering. You expressed an interest in learning more about
the Japanese lilies and their names. The yearbooks of the North American
Lily Society contain many articles on Japanese lilies scattered over the
decades since 1947-8. Look in particular for articles authored by Moto'o
Shimizu to get started, but there are many others. 

If you need some help with this, let me know.

Jim McKenney

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