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Re: Re: Peacock's Eye - Real Name?

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: Peacock's Eye - Real Name?
  • From: Jan Lauritzen janicelauritzen@yahoo.com
  • Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 11:11:25 -0700 (PDT)

Yes, that does look like the name I remember hearing several years ago.  I knew the Pf didn't seem like French but I never thought about German. 
Now - the next problem.  Two people have posted two very different pictures of Peacock's Eye.  The falls are very similiar but the standards are not.  One has yellow standards and the other white or cream with a thin yellow band.  I remember mine as the second one.  What do you think?
Thank you again, Jan

Jean Richter <richter@eecs.berkeley.edu> wrote:
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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