Identifying Chionodoxa

Travis O
Sat, 14 Mar 2015 12:49:26 PDT
How is it done?

I would like to attempt to identify the plants I grow, because I do not trust the names they were sold under. Many descriptions of the different species rely heavily on color and flower size, very subjective traits. I would like to know if the species were originally described as having more clearly visible differences (perhaps with a hand lense?) like the shape of the anthers or leaf differences or something. Differences in bulb characteristics? Seed shape?

Can anyone explain this to me or point me to a paper explaining such day or night details?

I grow, to my knowledge, C. forbesii, C. lucilliae, and C. sardensis, as well as a few pink and white forms (possibly C. forbesii?).


-Travis Owen
Rogue River, OR

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