Dichelostemma question

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@starpower.net
Thu, 29 Jan 2004 19:58:35 PST
I just finished reading the Dichelostemma thread which ran last year. And
that got me thinking about these plants and reminded me that I have a
long-unanswered question to ask about them. 

Grey's Hardy Bulbs (c. 1938) describes a Brevoortia venusta in this way:

"...venusta, Greene. Known only in the Mendocino Range. Very similar in
habit to B. Ida-Maia, but the flowers are rose-purple; the tube constricted
above; the staminodes pink, overtopping the anthers. Mr. Purdy suggests
that it may be a hybrid between B. Ida-Maia and Brodiaea congesta. It is
not in cultivation."

Does anyone know if there is a connection between this Brevoortia venusta
and the plant we grow as Pink Diamond?

Jim McKenney

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