Oxalis laciniata seedlings?

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Mon, 16 Jul 2007 13:18:29 PDT
Diane Whitehead asked about the appearance of Oxalis laciniata and 
Tecophilaea cyanocrocus seedlings from Scottish RGC seed.

The "single grassy leaves" are not Oxalis laciniata; I think seedlings of 
this group typically have a short stem and a three-leaflet leaf on top.

I don't think Tecophilaea seedlings could produce leaves 70 cm long, but if 
this species is grown in a greenhouse, the first leaves do elongate 
considerably and flop over. I feel it should be grown as hard (cold 
temperature, strong light) as possible to be healthy.

I no longer order from the Scottish exchange because of the US import 
restrictions, but I have received a lot of misnamed seed from it in the 
past. (And to be fair, also from the AGS and NARGS exchanges.)

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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