Short-cupped daffodil, Conservatory Garden, Central Park
Photo Credits
All photos:
Roving Rube
'03 Apr 18
Georgia O'Keefe: "Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not." (Source:

Rube's Notes:

Every year around this time the Rube realizes that daffs are his favorite flower, regardless of what he may have said at other times of year.

However, when his friend pointed to this one (see Fig. Mc) and asked "what kind is this?", only a few fragments came back to him -- "reflexed petals", "split corona", "long trumpet", none of which apply to this particular bloom. Then a lady nearby asked about some others, "are these narcissus or jonquils?", and the Rube said that he thought of narcissus as the ones with small flowers that point down at the ground. But he realized that was also how he defined jonquils..

Fortunately, he was able later to go to the American Daffodil Society's site, where all the classifications are laid out in a nice column. Division 11 (split-cupped) would be the Rube's official favorite -- if he finds any in the next week or two, they will be posted here.


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