Lessaea villosa (note the date)

Dennis Kramb dkramb@badbear.com
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:08:50 PDT
My Iris fulva has done that, Mark:
http://signa.org/index.pl?Display+Iris-fulva+20
It seems to be weather related.

Dennis in Cincinnati (where my waitress accidentally April Fooled me by
refilling my Dr. Pepper with Diet Pepsi.... yuck)



On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 2:04 PM, Mark BROWN <brown.mark@wanadoo.fr> wrote:

> Trimerous flowers such as irids and amaryllids, galanthus included,
> occasionally produce dimerous flowers.
> I know of several clones of galanthus selected for this trait. Odd rather
> than beautiful!
> There are tetramerous forms too which often spark the beginings of that
> curious disease galanthophilia.
> These things are rarely stable thank goodness.
> Mark
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> > Message du 01/04/14 16:55
> > De : "M. Gastil-Buhl"
> > A : pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
> > Copie à :
> > Objet : [pbs] Lessaea villosa (note the date)
> >
> > Hi PBS friends,
> >
> > Mid-March I found this curious bloom in the Moraea villosa A hybrid
> > sand plunge basket, with only 2 petals and 2 sepals.
> > https://flickr.com/photos/gastils_garden/…
> >
> > Please note that these photos are real, unaltered, despite today's
> > date. The flower was real. The species binomial, however, has
> > everything to do with today's date.
> >
> > - Gastil
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