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Daffodils on Farmsights

April 10, 2019
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Categories: American Daffodil Society, General

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This came through the contact us button. I provided an answer. Ron is hoping for more input.

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“””On 4/8/2019 8:37 PM, Ronald Mitchell wrote:
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From: Ronald Mitchell <>
Subject: when were daffodils interduced to indiana?

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Every old farm house pastures and empty lot always has daffodils! Was there some government program that distributed them to the farms? Every time I see large groups of the pretty it always makes me want an answer!!
Please help if you can.”””

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One Response to Daffodils on Farmsights

  1. David Adams, New Zealand
    April 10, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Ron,

    It is the same in New Zealand, mostly with flowers of Telamonius Plenus and Leucojum. It seems that the early settlers planted bulbs in their homestead garden. Maybe because the bulbs and foliage are toxic to farm animals they have survived and multiplied over the centuries and give clues as to where people used to live. They are, indeed, a delight in the spring. I once read a report that said the Telamonius bulbs had pulled down to four feet deep.

    David Adams

    Christchurch.