Use of the word "Seedling"

J.E. Shields
Thu, 14 Apr 2011 11:49:30 PDT
I usually use it in the sense Diane describes, to refer to a plant grown 
from a seed as opposed to a plant vegetatively propagated from a named 
cultivar, e.g., clone.  In this sense, when your seedlings reach flowering 
stage, you can select from them any that you wish to name and propagate 
further.  Used thus in the context of breeding orchids, daylilies, etc.

Jim Shields
retire daylily hybridizer

At 11:20 AM 4/14/2011 -0700, you wrote:
>I usually use "seedling" to refer to newly germinated plants, but I
>also use it in a genealogical sense:  "This (giant rhododendron,
>camellia etc) is a seedling of (usually a named form of the same
>Diane Whitehead

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