Arisaema and rodents

Jane McGary
Thu, 10 Apr 2008 18:21:57 PDT
Paul wrote,
I know definitely that mice eat the flowers of
>my  hellebores and squirrels eat the crocus bulbs though I have yet to
>identify  what the rabbits, foxes and badgers eat. Pheasants and pigeons 
>eat the
>leaves of crocuses.

Here, rabbits eat the leaves of crocuses in preference to anything else 
growing around them. The main predators of crocus corms are voles and field 
mice. Nothing eats hellebore flowers here.
Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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