>I am stunned that both names were allowed to be registered. (speaking of
>>Sea Gull (Ilse Clason Smith '46) white-self TB, midseason.
>> or is it Seagull (Nellis '47) TB, dark blue self.
Actually AIS did NOT (as Sharon detailed) allow the Nellis iris to be
Nellis was a general plant nursery that applied the name 'Seagull' to a
white iris that they sold. What the iris really was is not known.
The AIS registrar quite correctly picked up on the fact that a
non-registered iris was being sold under the name 'Seagull' and published,
in the 49 C.L, the name of the firm responsible. We no longer do this --
'caveat emptor' rules!
Mike, email@example.com -- http://www.tricities.net/~mikelowe/