Hesperocallis undulata

Don lagoondon@gmail.com
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:25:56 PDT
I am doing a citizen science research project on this plant in Borrego 
Springs, CA. I notice that there has been a lot of discussion about the 
plant in past years (2005-2010) but not much recently. This past spring 
was excellent for the plant in the wild, and approx. 165 of them came up 
in my yard, as well as elsewhere within the range of the species. Of the 
plants in my yard, roughly half bloomed, and roughly half of those 
produced seed. I counted the number of leaves per plant, correlated this 
with flowering and fruiting, and excavated 12 bulbs from my yard to be 
weighed and measured. If you are interested in the details I can send 
you a draft of the paper I have written. This coming winter I will be 
doing my own germination studies and experimenting with "forcing" some 
bulbs by means of irrigation to see if that works.

What I am looking for is any information about recent efforts to grow 
the plant, such as success or failure with germination, translocation of 
bulbs, or anything else that seems interesting. If you respond to 
pbs@lists.ibiblio.org, please also send a copy to my personal email 
address, don@rideout.net so that I will be sure to receive it. I look 
forward to hearing from you. Thanks.

Don Rideout
Borrego Springs, CA

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