hand-pollenating Moraea with a Q-tip and a botanical latin

Jadeboy48@aol.com Jadeboy48@aol.com
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 22:07:37 PDT
I have found that for me small artist's paint brushes are great to move  
pollen. If you reuse the same brush, also kill any old pollen by a quick dip 
in  alcohol. Let the brushes dry completely in the sun so there is no alcohol 
smell  on the brush. Buy a bunch of a cheaper but soft brands so you always 
have a  brush ready to collect pollen. I hope this helps because it is a 
very useful  skill to either make more of the same plant or new hybrids. Russ 
In a message dated 3/26/2013 1:58:56 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
xerantheum@gmail.com writes:


That is really awesome! I tried to pollinate Moraea  aristata before but not
knowing what to do, they didn't produce any seeds.  I have just pollinated
my M. aristata now so hopefully there will be seeds  in a few months. Are
moraeas self-fertile?

Also, you should put  those great diagrams on the wiki :)


On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at  8:54 AM, Michael Mace 

> If  anyone wants more details, I posted some instructions and images  
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