Tulipa saxitilis

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Thu, 15 Sep 2005 16:57:23 PDT
Regarding the query,

> >Dennis, are you sure it is Tulipa saxatilis you have and not Tulipa bakeri
> >'Lilac Wonder'?
>Hmmm... all I can say is that I bought it as T. saxatilis, so you could
>very well be right.

I recently viewed both these species and the similar T. cretica in Crete, 
and one of the experts in the group I was with commented that some 
authorities believe they should be regarded as a single species. Their 
habitats are a bit different -- T. "bakeri" is out in flat valley fields, 
and T. "saxatilis" on rocky hills and ledges. Those in the valley are big 
and showy.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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