Japanese "yams"

totototo@telus.net totototo@telus.net
Tue, 15 Jul 2008 21:37:39 PDT
On 14 Jul 08, at 23:21, James Waddick wrote:

>  Took me years to figure out what Sichuan  Vegetable really is !

And what did it turn out to be?
>  And then there's the Gansu (China) edible Lilies (Lilium 
> davidii) . . .

Which grow quite nicely if you plant them. I have a large pot flowering as I 
write. Unfortunately, they are orange, not highly saturated, and I don't much 
care for the color I'm all in favor of hot colors, but these don't cut the 

Speaking of ugly geophytes, this spring I bought two packets of Trillium 
"undulatum" that turned out to be T. recurvatum. An uglier trillium I have 
never seen. I have pointed this mistake out to the wholesaler, Florissa.com.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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