Leucojum aestivum lore

Jim McKenney jamesamckenney@verizon.net
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 19:48:55 PST
Elaine, this does not answer your question, but I think it is interesting. The name Leucojum is derived from the classical Greek words for "white" and "violet" . But here's what I find interesting: in German, the very similar word Levkoje is used for the flower known in English as stocks (genus Matthiola). The German word is also based on the Greek "white violet". I have not found out when Levkoje was introduced in German. I didn't see it in the Fuchs herbal. The modern German word for Leucojum is Knotenblume. Jim McKenney

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