Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small genus of hardy bulbous plants of the family Liliaceæ; the genus includes 4 species which are natives of Crete and Asia Minor (Mt. Tarsus). The flowers are small and blue (running into white and red forms), with recurved, spreading, acute segments, dilated filaments, and small or capitate stigma. They are among the best of early flowering plants, blooming in February, March, and April, according to the locality, with the early snowdrops and scillas. Since their introduction to cultivation in 1877, they have been widely cultivated under the name glory of the snow.
“Things in bloom today: primroses that is primula vulgaris, the pale yellow English primrose, primula wanda, anemone blanda, chionodoxa, squill, daffodils, hyacinth, and the very first forget-me-nots.”
“Kew, however, has put both the plants and names to their proper belongings, and we are no longer puzzled with a chionodoxa under the name of _Puschkinia_.”
“I also love the fritillaria–I’m starting to suspect that either a) the groundhog ate it or b) the bulbs that were supposed to be fritillaria are instead chionodoxa as I don’t have it blooming.”
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I spent a few seasons doing gardening work for a former English professor. This is just a list of some of the friends I made in her garden. (Some of these plants spent the winter inside, of course.)
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