upcoming seeds

Karl Church 64kkmjr@gmail.com
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:07:42 PDT
Thanks for the heads up I'm sure many will be watching for Dell's
Karl Church
Dinuba, CA
On Sep 3, 2014 10:28 AM, "Kipp McMichael" <kimcmich@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Greetings,
>   Linguistic argumentation aside, I have also been busy collecting seeds
> this summer and just dropped a few nice items in the mail for an upcoming
> PBX.
>   1) A very deep red form on Brunsvigia josephinae - the mother bulb was
> selfed to produce seeds on 2(!) bloom stems this season.
>   2) Three species of wild-collected Calochortus including weedii (var
> intermedius) and clavatus (var clavatus) and fimbriatus.
>   3) The most intriguing seed comes from the otherwise common Calochortus
> luteus. This seed is from rescued bulbs discovered in a couch-sized area of
> serpentine soil on a slope that was set for excavation for a new house
> (sadly, this was the second to last population of this species in San
> Francisco). I carefully sifted the soil of 1000s of Oxalis pes-caprae bulbs
> to find a handful each of bulbs of C. lueteus, Brodia terrestris and
> Dichelostemma capitatum. Many of these bulbs were transferred to a habitat
> restoration organization in San Francisco, but the few I kept for myself
> were the only Calochortus to bloom for me this year and they made copious
> seed.
> -|<ipp
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