colchicum leaves for dinner

Jim McKenney
Wed, 08 Jun 2005 05:13:57 PDT
Arnold, I'm glad you posted that photo. The local slugs eat colchicum leaves
here, too. If I absentmindedly leave a colchicum corm on the ground, they
soon find it and gouge holes in it. So much for the often-repeated (and
copied into books) notion that nothing eats colchicums. 

Whenever I see an especially husky gigantic slug I can't help but wonder if
its parents had been eating colchicum and had produced tetraploid progeny.

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA, where the slugs sometimes do down
the tube formed by the dead leaves of colchicum and feast on the underground

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