For lack of anything better, the pattern is
normally described as the "Joyce Terry" pattern after a particularly well known
example from Tell Muhlestein, which incidentally was one of his last popular
As distinguished from the ones under discussion as
possible "yellow plicatas" as Chuck Chapman is considering the issue, those have
the yellow laid on in dots and stitches or radiating lines matching exactly
anthocyanin pigments if present.
This would eliminate the yellow ground solid,
anthocyanin plicata examples, and the sort that emerge from solid anthocyanin
but with yellow dotting patterns that merge toward the petal edge as solid,
"Joyce Terry" types. Bred to the ones Chuck is talking about, these would
yield solid, not patterned yellows. A different factor or set of factors
are at work.
Neil Mogensen z 7 western NC
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