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Re: Peacock's Eye - Real Name?

  • Subject: [iris-photos] Re: Peacock's Eye - Real Name?
  • From: Jean Richter richter@eecs.berkeley.edu
  • Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2005 09:20:01 -0700

The real name, I believe, is Pfauenauge. It's German.
(spelling corrections appreciated; I don't have my checklist
with me at the moment)

The big question is - how do you tell Pfauenauge and Romeo apart?

Jean Richter
soggy San Francisco bay area, zone 9


Jan Lauritzen wrote:

> Does anyone know the correct name of Peacock's Eye?  It is French and, I 
> believe, starts with Pf.  I entered it in our show several years ago and 
> the judges were considering it for a Section award.  There was a debate 
> whether to disqualify it because the name was not correct.  They 
> eventually decided to give the award because the name was the "common" 
> name for the iris. 
>  
> I haven't been able to find the correct name because the year, I believe 
> 1806, is not in my R&Is.  I cannot find it on the H.I.P.S. site either. 
>  
> As long as someone was asking for a picture of the iris, I thought maybe 
> we could discover the correct name as well.
>  
> Thanks to all,
>  
> Jan in Chatsworth 



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