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Thread #38028   Message #816497
Posted By: GUEST,-Richie
01-Nov-02 - 08:47 PM
Thread Name: Wildwood flower lyric question
Subject: RE: Wildwood flower lyric question
In Maude Irving and J. B. Webster, 1888, "I'll Twine Mid the Ringlets" list the flower as "Aronatus." The closest flower to "Aronatus" is perhaps Aronia, which is 'chokecherry.'

My grandfather collected a version in 1933 from Beech Mountain. The flower was "Ermeta" in that version which also is not listed as a flower.