E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Tickells fable is that King Albions son fell in love with Kenna, daughter of Oberon, but Oberon in anger drove the lover out of fairyland. Albions son brought an army to avenge the indignity, and was slain. Kenna
applied the herb moly to the wounds, hoping to restore life; but the moment the juice of the herb touched the dead body it was converted into a snowdrop. Called the Fair Maid of February.