James Waddick
Sun, 05 Sep 2010 09:24:21 PDT
Dear Friends,
	I don't recall much discussion here about Gloriosa. I had 
never grown any before this summer. Thanks to a generous PBSer 
(Thanks TG)  I have one in flower right now.

	What a bizarre flower !

	Got me thinking  if there are any other bulbous plants that 
produce a flower with these anthers and stigma spread out so widely. 
The stigma make a hard 90 degree turn and get as far as it can from 
the ovary.

	There's a few twining bulbous plants, but nothing quite like Gloriosa.

		Neat		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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