Fritillaria affinis at Point Reyes
Sun, 10 Jul 2005 11:18:18 PDT
  The clone of Fritillaria affinis named  ' Wayne Roderick'  does NOT grow at 
Pt Reyes.  I visited Nicasio Reservoir, which is east of Pt Reyes,  in March 
1995 with Wayne and Ron Ratko.  While Ron and I were looking for F liliacea in 
the grass Wayne came up carrying a little bit of clay with several bulblets 
of his namesake.
He commented that a " Dutchman " had taken some of these back to the 
Netherlands and named it for Wayne.  I think the Dutchman was Wim de Goodie.
This clone, which covered a large clay bank, has the large stocky brownish 
flowers as the photo which have been posted in the Wiki shows.

    As the Latin epithet tristulis indicates the color of the flower is 
mournful and the Flower wears black or widow weeds

Jerry John Flintoff
Vashon Island,Washington,USA
Zone 8. 

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