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The Moluccella Mystery

Bells of Ireland are not from Ireland, but from Turkey or Syria. Some say they were named for the exotic Maluku Islands, home of mega-bats like flying foxes, and nocturnal marsupials like cuscuses and sugar gliders. Easily grown and self-seeding, the green bells might drift into the category of weeds, except for one thing: in my garden at least, they…