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Re: Unusual rhizome

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Unusual rhizome
  • From: "Colleen Modra" irises@senet.com.au
  • Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2003 05:14:46 +0930

Christy we have a number like this, never tought much notice of it, or noted
anything particular about the growing conditions

Colleen Modra
Adelaide Hills
South Australia  Zone 8/9

----- Original Message -----
From: "Hensler" <hensler@povn.net>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, April 04, 2003 12:17 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] Unusual rhizome

A bit of mild spring weather is allowing me to do some transplanting so I
thought I'd post an image of one of 2 unusual seedlings...

I'm hoping that anyone familiar with a wide variety of SDBs and MDBs will be
able to offer some feedback about whether they've seen this style of
increase before.

Both seedlings are growing in a level area, BTW, not on a slope as the
rhizome would suggest. Of the 2, the form of this one is a bit more
pronounced. New increases are connected to the older rhizome by a "neck"
before widening into a 1/2" to 5/8" wide rhizome. Clumps are tightly packed
and increase is up as well as out.

I'd appreciate any insights.


Skip & Christy Hensler
Newport, WA

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