Bartram's Ixia

Jim McKenney
Fri, 17 Jun 2005 17:29:23 PDT
I've posted an image of Bartram's Ixia, Calydorea coelestina to the wiki.
Take a look at:…

Although I've known about this plant for a long time (and have known of a
commercial source for a long time, too), it was not until I saw Lee
Poulsen's photos on the wiki that I decided I had to have it. 

Is this plant named for John or William Bartram? I've been skimming the
Travels of William Bartram this week, but so far I have found no reference
to this plant. I have found references to the Franklinia. 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I grow a small group of
plants with Bartram associations. 

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