Novae Hispaniae Thesaurus, 1649
Francisci Hernandez

Narcissi candidi marinii, & congenerum lutescentium terrestrium;

[White Sea Daffodil, and a related yellow terrestrial. ]


CybeRose note: This has no bearing on the story of the Red Lily, but I wanted to make the reference known for anyone interested in these plants. (And so I won't misplace the note again.) The two plants named are species of Hymenocallis/Ismene. The yellow one is Hymenocallis (Ismene) amancaes.