Barnardia numidica is from North Africa

Jane McGary via pbs
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 18:37:44 PDT
For some reason, back in the dim past Barnardia (Scilla) japonica began 
to circulate under the name Scilla numidica. There is a plant of the 
latter name, but I've been told that it is very rare and possibly not in 
cultivation. I think that unless a plant in cultivation has very firm 
provenance from North Africa (Numidia was in the Berber territory 'west 
and south of Carthage', according to OCD), it's actually B. japonica. 
This frequently cultivated species bears pink flowers in autumn and 
tolerates a wide range of garden conditions.

Jane McGary, Portland, Oregon, USA

On 10/14/2020 2:58 PM, Rimmer de Vries wrote:
> What are the physical characteristics of Barnardia numidica to 
> distinguish it from Barnardia japonica?
> The wiki entry simply states: /*Barnardia numidica*/ is from North Africa.
> Rimmer de Vries
> Western Kentucky
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