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Re: Niobe???

At 10:02 PM 18/08/98 -0400, you wrote:
>I came across a 27 year old article titled "The most obliging
>perennial". They refer to hostas as Niobe.
>Where does this word originate?
>When was it used?
>Why are they no longer refered to as this?
>Is the word valid?
>Help!!!  This blind pig is on another acorn hunt!!!


Check out The Taxonomy of the Genus Hosta, starting at  page 283 in
G.Schmid's book and it will explain all.

Happy Gardening

John Kee

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