Thank you all for helping me diagnose my Ismene. I had always suspected that the plants might be x festalis, but about 4 years ago, they started producing seed, and have been doing so ever since. I knew x festaliswas sterile, so I wondered whether I might have the true narcissiflora. It never occurred to me that the seed might be apomictic. Still, I never heard of x festalisproducing any seed, including apomicts. The first year, because the seed was green, I planted it half above ground, so that it could photosynthesize. It soon germinated and produced a very long deep root which protruded from the bottom of its too small pot. But, nothing more happened, and after a few months, the seed began to rot. This time I planted the seeds in a deep pot, and figuring that seeds don’t photosynthesize, completely covered them. So, I don’t know when germinated occurred or how growth progressed until that cotyledon popped above the soil in mid-June. David E.