Lycoris in sun or shade

James Waddick
Wed, 30 Aug 2006 06:21:23 PDT
>They are found at the ditches bordering cultivated fields which brings
>to mind wet and artificially irrigated environments.

Dear Arnold;
	L. radiata is said to be a common weed around the raised 
edges of rice paddies/ terraces. They get mixed into the soils 
between the water line and the pathways on the tops of the dividers 
between paddies. I suppose in these locations they get an occasional 
propagation( by chopping with hoes?), and sit with roots in water and 
bulbs above. When paddies are dried between harvests, the bulbs 
tolerate some drying.

	I have heard they do the same thing along some canals and 
levees in the SE US esp Louisiana and Florida. Any PBS members have 
experience here? Joe Shaw?

	L radiata is the only one I have heard tat does this.

		Best	Jim
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
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