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Re: hairs

In a message dated 03/31/2001 4:40:44 PM Central Standard Time,
ctuttle39@juno.com writes:

Have you closely observed the dormant Hosta crown?  See all those brown
"hairs" sticking up - they are about 1/4" - 1/2" long.  What are they?
Why are they there?  Do they serve some function?

The long hairs on the base of the buds are adaptations for keeping insects
and other small animals away from the eyes and crown.  The large species tend
to be the Hosta that produce the hairs.

Could someone be so kind as to send me the address with the instructions to
unsubscribe form this list.

Thank You


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