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Re: Amsonia hubrechtii

> From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> I know some of you on the list grow this plant.  Mine is just now
in its
> second year and I noticed the 2 longest stems have flattened. 
Makes it look
> like a 3/4 inch wide strip of soft green porcupine skin.  Is this

Sounds like stem fasciation to me....happens to lots of plants and
for assorted reasons that cause an abnormal development of cells. 
Nothing to worry about; probably won't show up next year.  

http://faculty.ucc.edu/biology-ombrello/POW/fasciated plants.htm

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland

who will NEVER catch up with her email........

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