Germination of old lily seed

Jane McGary
Tue, 29 Mar 2005 17:02:41 PST
Jim McKenney wrote,
>Jane repeats the misconception that Cardiocrinum is monocarpic.

I wrote "monocarpic bulb," meaning precisely that, the bulb, not 
"monocarpic species with a bulb." The bulb that flowers, as Jim says, dies. 
If the plant has grown well, offsets remain that will flower in a few 
years. I was aware as I wrote it that "bulb" is loosely used in the other 
sense, but I didn't take the time to discuss the potential ambiguity, and 
now I have to write another message!

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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