Unbridled Botanical Beauty in Morocco

Jim McKenney jamesamckenney@verizon.net
Tue, 31 May 2016 10:06:10 PDT
I read this the other day: the only thing I kept wondering about is how two Italian guys (partners) would do in a part of Morocco where, according to the writer, there were people who had never seen a European. Of greatest plant interest to me: the account of moving so many Iris planifolia into the garden from local construction sites. Of all the members of the juino/scorpiris group, I. planifolia is I think the only European member; yet I can't remember ever having seen it offered commercially. Yes, seeds were offered in a recent SX, and I was very happy to get mine.I took a look at the wikipedia entry for this species and right away spotted two errors: the species name is not Greek, it's Latin; and the writer of that piece gives it a USDA zone rating of zone 3: highly improbable. 
Are high school and college students getting credits for composing wikipedia entries? More and more I'm seeing meticulously documented (as one would for a school report or paper) Wikipedia entries which contain numerous errors. 
Wikipedia can be a great resource - if one already knows the answers! 
Jim McKenneyMontgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7

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