¡This was a civilized garden!
They didn’t snip the only plant born with freckles–no. Quite the opposite: so many people demanded that such a scarce plant be kept ‘live that to snip it would be considered a crime.
‘Stead, they snipped 1 o’ the thousand plants unlucky ‘nough to not be born with such a rare blemish–a randomly chosen plant so similar to so many that nobody could e’er remember his name.
Don’t mourn the loss o’ that guy–there were thousands mo’ where he came from.