This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The Country Gentleman speaks of the Silver-thorn or Pyracantha as if they were one and the same thing. Silver-thorn is the Elaeagnus parvifollus, and has no relationship whatever to the Pyracantha. As a rule we seldom note the errors of our co-temporaries; that is their own business, but such an error as this our neighbor will pardon us, we are sure, for pointing out.