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Now, now! Don't take that too seriously. I just used
it for the joke; there was some very vague resemblance
between sylphium and f55r .
Nick Pelling wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Re: Dennis Stallings' 1997 idea of f55r and the (probably extinct) sylphium
> plant (AKA silphion AKA silphium): numerous images of it still exist on
> coins (testament to its economic power), some of which are now accessible
> on the web:-
> Dennis turned up this quote: "Silphium was a member of the genus *Ferula*,
> commonly known as giant fennel, a large group of plants with deeply divided
> leaves and yellow flowers."