Calochortus pursuits

Jane McGary
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:52:51 PDT
Thanks to Kipp McMichael for his detailed report on an effortful spring 
viewing Calochortus in habitat. I hope Kipp and Robin Hansen, the 
recently appointed Bulb Garden editor, will turn this into an 
illustrated article for our newsletter. To include plenty of photos, it 
could be published in installments.

The mention of an unfamiliar name, Calochortus davidsonianus, occurring 
before a somewhat explanatory mention later in the post, sent me to 
Gerritson and Parsons's "Calochortus: Mariposa lilies and their 
relatives," p. 120, which says under Calochortus  splendens: "The form 
with flowers that are more open, short hairs near the rounded gland, 
stems not bulbiferous, and often found in grassy meadows could be 
considered a different taxon (C. davidsonianus)."

I don't mean to criticize, but could I mention again that posts to this 
forum are archived on the PBS website and are searchable. Thus, it's 
important to check the spelling of plant names so that someone searching 
for information can get to the post readily. (I probably left at least 
one typo in this post, but may I plead recent eye surgery and a new, 
slightly smaller keyboard?)

Jane McGary
Portland, Oregon, USA

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