Symplocarpus foetidus (closer to bulbous than cardamine)

Sun, 07 Apr 2013 18:52:47 PDT
No, no, more stimulative than provocative! It's always a germane topic and
I was only wondering why Symplocarpus should be considered a geophyte. It
strikes me as a swamp perennial but that's just one opinion.

The aquatic crinums are a case similar to various true geophytes that are
perfectly evergreen (like Crinum asiaticum or Cyanastrum cordifolium). Only
by exploring the growth habits of "marginal plants" can we arrive at a
better view of what *is* a geophyte.


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