Day 93: Chionodoxa sardensis

Daily details from the garden to bring you inspiration throughout the year

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You could, if you were feeling argumentative, get into a barney over whether these are Chionodoxa or Scilla sardensis – because there’s an argument that, though the former have fused anthers that form the little white raised centres, as distinct from the separated anthers of what you might know as Scilla (see Day 79), the difference isn’t sufficient to distinguish them by name. 

To which I say, you know – potAto, potAHto, and, I might add, a rose by any other name... Anyway, they’re in flower now, and since Chionodoxa translates quite wonderfully as “glory of the snow”, I’m going to keep calling them that. 


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