Hyacinthoides hybrids

B.J.M. Zonneveld B.J.M.Zonneveld@biology.leidenuniv.nl
Fri, 09 May 2008 10:42:53 PDT
Dear Folks 
just as extra info: There seems to be diploid and triploid hybrids
around of H non-scripta and hispanica. I am not sure yet but the
triploid seems to have broader leaves and bigger flowers ( Like
Excelsior!) So being triploid it is no surprize that is does not seed
around. Actually I think also the diploid hybrid is fully sterile
.However both increase very fast by bulbs. They might also increase by
apomictic seed?. So what I see around in gardens or semi wild is mostly
the hybrid .Moreover a good difference between them is H noncripta has
yellow-white anhters and H hispanica purple anthers, the hybrid has
lightly lilac anthers. So out in the garden and check those anthers!
Ben J.M. zonneveld

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