A question - Leucojum vernum

Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Fri, 02 Mar 2007 09:41:47 PST
  Diane Whitehead wrote:

> When I saw where L. vernum was growing in the wild in the Czech
> Republic, I knew why they never survived for me.  It was in the same
> squelchy conditions where I would expect our native Lysichiton
> americanus.

Rodger Whitlock  wrote:
Was it a site that is always squelchy, or just seasonally so? Our
native skunk cabbage grows in some sites that are pretty dry in the

They were in a low area along a stream, with additional moisture  
being provided by melting snow. It would be drier in summer, but I'm  
sure it is never dry.

There is a photo of them growing in a similar condition in Jim  
Jermyn's book, Alpine Plants of Europe.  The photo is in Timber  
Press' online excerpt:   http://www.timberpress.com/pdfs/excerpts/ 

Diane Whitehead

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