Old homestead flower pic

Eugene Zielinski eez55@earthlink.net
Wed, 17 Feb 2010 19:07:23 PST
Hello Justin.
Your daffodil, with its forward facing tepals, looks like Narcissus
pseudonarcissus 'Princeps'.  (At least that is how it is identified in
Bulbs, by Phillips and Rix.  They list N. gayi as a synonym.)  This is a
fairly common "old homestead" bulb in the Augusta, GA area, and should be
coming into bloom now.  The tepals on your plant are a bit darker than what
I usually see.  The cup is yellow while the tepals are pale yellow to cream
in color.  It is the first trumpet daffodil to bloom here, and for me it is
one of the many joys of the southern spring.
(If you can find a copy of The Random House Book of Bulbs by Phillips and
Rix, by all means get it!)

Eugene Zielinski
Augusta, GA

> [Original Message]
> From: Justin Smith
> To: <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
> Date: 2/13/2010 9:50:55 PM
> Subject: [pbs] Old homestead flower pic

> Hi All,
> At the old home place down the road from me, where I found the Gladiolus
dalenii that I posted on flickr. I drove by the place a couple of days ago
after I got out of the hospital.
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/oothal/4355303936/
> This is a pic of a daffodil that was blooming at the same place. I know
nothing at all about daffodils. There are two other different types of
bulbs that were in full growth but not yet blooming. I will go back to the
spot every week or so and see if I can find out what else is growing there.
> Justin
> Woodville, TX 8b/9a
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