Castilleja

bea bea.spencer@sympatico.ca
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 16:05:00 PDT
Not the same grass. The grass used in  zubrowka is hierochloe odoranta. I believe it is called "sweet grass" on this continent.
I also believe the origin of the vodka is Poland not Russia although no doubt they make it too.
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> On Oct 9, 2015, at 4:17 PM, Dell Sherk <ds429@frontier.com> wrote:
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> And one of the buffalo grasses has been used for years to flavor vodka in Russia. Win-win!
> 
> Dell
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> From: Boyce Tankersley
> Sent: Friday, October 9, 2015 2:25 PM
> To: Pacific Bulb Society
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Castilleja
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> Buffalo grass (Buchloe dactyloides) and Blue Grama grass (Bouteloua
> gracilis) work, at least for some of the species.  Establish grass first in
> pots then add paintbrush seeds.  Various online vendors offer plugs and
> seeds.
> 
> Boyce Tankersley
> Chicago Botanic Garden
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> On Fri, Oct 9, 2015 at 12:18 PM, Shawn Pollard via pbs <
> pbs@lists.ibiblio.org> wrote:
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>> Jim:
>> 
>> Indian paintbrushes (Castilleja) are reputed to be partially parasitic on
>> other plants, particularly grasses.  If you're raising them in pots, they
>> need a host plant.  I don't know if they are species-specific when it comes
>> to hosts.
>> 
>> Shawn Pollard
>> Yuma, AZ
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>> On Wed, 10/7/15, Jim Barton <jimb@customwindowsupply.com> wrote:
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>> Subject: [pbs] Castilleja
>> To: "pbs@lists.ibiblio.org" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
>> Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 4:35 PM
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>> This plant may be a bit far afield
>> from a geophyte, but does anyone have information on how to
>> raise Castilleja sp. from seed. I live in Sunset zone 14 the
>> seed came from Sunset zone 7 or 9.
>> Jim
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