Annotation of Act 4 Scene 4

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Carnations and Gillyvors are flowers common in England that bloom in July(not yet on summer's death) and remain until the end of Autumn (nor on the birth of trembling winter). Streaked gillyvors in particular can only be produced by pollination from a different plant, hence why they are called "nature's bastards"
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Not yet on summer’s death nor on the birth [95]  Of trembling winter, the fairest flowers o’ th’ season  Are our carnations and streaked gillyvors,  Which some call nature’s bastards
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Act 4 Scene 4

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It's interesting how they are referred to as "bastards," since Leontes accused Perdita of being a bastard, and there was a lot of flowery imagery in Act 3 when Antigonus "planted" Perdita in the ground

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