1. Julieanne · May 11, 2016

    I cannot see how it’s different from Primula veris. Do tell!


    • jpstacey · May 11, 2016

      🙂 It’s Primula veris *really*—I’d be shouting louder about it if I’d found a new species—but I like the idea of a new species that only ever grows flowers and a stem in this shape:


      as a tribute to all the gardeners that have gardened using it throughout history!


      • Julieanne · May 11, 2016

        Ahhh, I get it now. Very clever. I like the Harry Potter connection. I was thinking that Quincunx reminded me of Horcrux, but hadn’t realised it was on the floor in Gringotts.


      • jpstacey · May 13, 2016

        Yeah, that was an odd connection. I wonder how much John Dee-like symbolism is hidden in the films (in contrast, the books tend to sometimes labour it a bit!)


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