The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4074   Message #33340
25-Jul-98 - 07:23 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Wildwood Flower / I'll Twine 'Mid the ...
Subject: RE:
amanita is not only the name of a mushroom, it is also the name of a flower--and, yes, the woman is talking of twining flowers in her hair, throughout the song:

I will twine and will mingle my raven black hair
With the roses so red and the lilies so fair,
The myrtle so green of an emerald hue,
The pale amanita and islip (?) so blue.