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GUEST,Lighter Origins: Wildwood Flower / I'll Twine 'Mid the ... (166* d) RE: Origins: Wildwood Flower / I'll Twine 'Mid the ... 11 Sep 15


> meaning roughly "born of the plow" or "born of a plowed field." That could have fit a flower that appeared in fields shortly after they were plowed in the spring.

True enough, but it remains a mystery as to why VN would use a name that seems to be recorded nowhere else in science or literature.

The evidence I can gather online indicates that "Humilis Alba..." is a cultivar, so I wonder how many could be found growing wild in the mid-nineteenth century.

But even if VN only saw them in a garden, he likely would have been impressed.


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