> Now that is interesting. Depending on exact locations, that part of > Alabama still has some elevations in excess of 2000', while the Florida > Panhandle rarely exceeds 300' elevation. Perhaps the Alabama forms found > the early emergence was not a good thing? Tony, like most theories - nice while it lasted! I just checked the topo of the underwoodii site I had in mind near Alexander City, AL, and the elevation is just over 600 feet. Those plants came up here a good 2.5 months after the Florida panhandle underwoodii - and they are less than 200 miles NW of them as the crow flies. Thinking about it more, I've seen similar effects in decipiens - the forms just north of the Florida border come up here way before those from central eastern AL, and the distances between populations are even less. Something is going on...... J.