Texas history is full of legend and lore. One such tale is the "Yellow Rose of Texas" - a legend commemorated in song.
Listen to the song...a real oldie!!!
But is there such a rose?
To answer the questions, "Is there a Yellow Rose of Texas?" and if so "What is it?", the answer is there was a "Yellow Rose." But it was not a "what" it was a "who" - Emily West Morgan.
It follows, then, that we ask "Is there a rose named in honor of Emily and her heroic act?" Although a possibility, probably not
(*For more info: www.tamu.edu/faculty/ccbn/dewitt/adp/archives/yellowrose/...)