Dichelostemma volubile

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@starpower.net
Sat, 11 Feb 2006 14:35:15 PST
Dichelostemma volubile is sprouting now with a thick sprout and I'm
wondering what to do with it. 

I'm confused about what it does. The written accounts I've read describe it
as twining. The pictures on the wiki show the inflorescence, but what is the
rest of the plant like? What part twines? Is it the scape of the
inflorescence which twines? Does that scape bear leaves? 
Or do all the leaves arise directly from the corm? 

Also, because the plant grows in a clear plastic container, I can see its
root system. Or at least I can see part of it. And what I see is
interesting: evidently there are only two thick, cord-like roots which are
moving straight down in the pot without branching. Are these roots or
rhizomes? Does this species form cormlets at the tips of rhizomes?

Should I move it to a deeper pot?

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7,  

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