Robt R Pries rpries@sbcglobal.net
Mon, 09 Feb 2004 10:56:50 PST
Not that it really matters but I always found Hermodactylus to be a mouth full. Fortunately this plant has been returned to the genus Iris and is now Iris tuberosa. It is sort of like bell bottom trousers, if you wait long enough they come back. Of course now we will never know if someone using the new(old) name is 50 years behind the times or current with this last years changes. I suspect that Hermodactylus will be used in most literature for another twenty years before the old/new name becomes restablished.

Shawn Pollard <pollards1@cox.net> wrote:///Dear/ all,

The widow iris (Hermodactylus tuberosus) have been in bloom for several days
now. For the very first time, I noticed they had a scent, rather pleasant.
I never noticed a scent all five years I grew them in West Texas; probably
too much wind and dust!

Shawn Pollard
Tucson, AZ

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