This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The Gardener's Chronicle, in speaking of the confusion among English names of plants, mentions over two dozen distinct plants to which the name lily is applied, which do not belong to the genus Lil-ium of botanists; and among these we may mention, as samples, the "wild lily," which is a Convolvulus; African lily, which is an Agapan-thus; Guernsey lily, which is a Nerine; lent lily, which is a Narcissus; St. Bruno's lily, which is an Antherieum; lily of the valley, which is a Convallaria; day lily, which is a Hemerocallis. Others might be added. And yet they give us a friendly nudge once in a while because; our people call all training plants •"vines: while in Europe only the grape is the vine.