Mystery Lycoris (...paging Jim Waddick...)

Lee Poulsen
Tue, 24 Aug 2004 16:27:05 PDT
I have had a completely mysterious Lycoris bloom for me. Can anyone 
identify it?

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena area, California, USDA Zone 9-10

Okay, when I ordered various Lycoris from Jim Waddick, I had to 
purchase at least 3 bulbs of several of the species. Here are a couple 
of photos of one of the bulbs that just bloomed for the first time this 
year, that came labelled as Lycoris radiata var. radiata. Several of 
the other L. radiata radiata bulbs have bloomed this year or in 
previous years and they all appear to be correctly labelled. (See photo 
under Lycoris.) This particular bulb has bloomed at the same time as 
one of the other L. radiata radiata bulbs (August 2004), but doesn't 
look anything like it. In fact, I don't know what it is, and wouldn't 
have known that it was a Lycoris. However, the leaves appear just the 
same as several other Lycoris leaves and are also appearing now (Aug. 
2004) along with several other Lycoris species' leaves. (See third 
photo.) Does anyone (Jim Waddick?) know what this is?

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