diana chapman
Wed, 18 Jun 2003 18:37:28 PDT
Dear All:

I am growing most of the species mentioned by Mary Sue, but I also am
fortunate enough to have B. kinkiensis, a rare endemic to San Clemente
Island off the southern California coast (another rare San Clemente member
of the Themidaceae is Triteleia clementina).  I am somewhat surprised to
note that Jepson does not mention the color of the staminodes on this
species, since they are not white but purple (B. jolonensis also has purple
staminodes).  "Bulbs of North America" describes it as similar to B.
filifolia, but it is much larger flowered, and generally more attractive.
So far, this has proven easy to grow, but I haven't had it long enough to
know how well it increases vegetatively.


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