Acis (Leucojum) autumnale

Jane McGary
Fri, 13 Aug 2004 10:43:22 PDT
Rodger Whitlock wrote,
>The ordinary fall snowflake is in flower here. Most of mine have
>longish scapes, in proportion to the size of the plant with close to
>white flowers. However, one patch is significantly dwarfer in
>stature, and has a pronounced pinkish tinge to the flowers.
>It's not Acis (Leucojum) roseum.
>Any guesses just what I have here?
>It's possible it's an environmental thing, since that one patch is in
>full blazing sun and my others aren't baked so much.

The ones with redder stems often have pinker flowers. Also, I think they do 
flower at a shorter height when in hot, dry sites. They also flower sooner 
there. Almost all of mine are in full sun; if Rodger's plants do well in 
shade, I should try some there.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon

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