Slightly OT Spuria irises

James Waddick
Thu, 10 Nov 2005 06:11:09 PST
Dear All;
	I can't help myself, but....

	I do not think that Steve is at all OT (Off Topic) bringing 
up Spuria Iris. These are exactly the sort of plant we discuss here. 
Their dense storage organ (rhizome) is modified to tolerate periods 
of extended drought. They act, for all intents, like a "bulb" in our 
sense of discussion topics.

	We have often veered off into certain species or forms that 
fit into pbs even though the entire genus may not be quite so 
bulbous. I certainly think discussion of 'tuberous' Delphiniums is OK 
and Herbaceous peonies is applicable here, while herbaceous 
delphiniums and woody peonies are less appropriate. Many genera fit 
this flexible 'bulb definition even though the entire genus is not 

	OK, Steve ask some more.		Jim W.
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