True or False


The real Solomon’s Seal, Biltmore Estate

“Now here’s the deal with Solomon’s seal:
Two kinds of plants exist.
One is real, Some people feel,
And the other they dismiss.
‘False,’ they say, Is the way
To label this pretty flower.
But how’d they know
To name it so?
Where did they get the power?
False isn’t true, It’s a name to eschew
And give to some legislature
That can declare A name more fair,
For veritable nomenclature.”

Jack Sanders
“The Secrets of Wildflowers”

 

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