Brachystelma question

Jim McKenney
Wed, 19 May 2010 11:13:39 PDT
Brachystelma cathcartense is about to bloom here; the plant was received
from Seneca Hill Nursery just in time. I’ll be shedding tears over the
demise of Ellen’s nursery for a long time – and I know I’m not the only one.


This plant is shown on the PBS wiki, but the text there raises a question.
The text states that the plant “has one or two cup shaped flowers…”  The
plant I have has produced a cluster of stems and each stem has multiple
flowers, two at each of several nodes.  

It just so happens that I also obtained a plant of B. meyerianum, and when I
compare the two plants, I see that B. meyerianum has multiple buds per stem
but only one flower bud per node. 


Brachystelma experts, here’s your chance to shine: should the wiki text for
B. cathcartense be changed to say  “has one or two cup shaped flowers per
node” ?


Cool plants by the way….


On a related note, I saw a wide low mass of Asclepias viridis in full bloom
the other day – that one has so far escaped my net. The color scheme is
quiet, but the architecture of the plant is stunning. 



Jim McKenney

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