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Re: SPU:Strange Growth

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] SPU:Strange Growth
  • From: "jjbhphd" JBHPHD@BELLSOUTH.NET
  • Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2006 22:04:16 -0500

Re Patrick Orr
I apologize for sending this to the entire list, but was unable to e-mail Patrick Orr to thank him for some seed he sent me several years ago. S-mail note was returned. hanks Patrick.
James Harrison
Asheville, NC
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, January 01, 2006 9:14 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] SPU:Strange Growth

I have never seen this on a spuria iris before.  Out of the old spent bloom stalk is growing a new rhizome, complete with a root about at least an inch long.  This is only one of 3 different plants this has happened to. 
I know that various century plants and onions do this, and the walking iris also is known for this, but it usually happens where there was a flower, as opposed to right off the side of a bloom stalk. 
Is this normal for spuria iris to do this? Does this happen with other irises? 
I've included a few photos, one with the flash on and two without...from both sides of the plant.
Patrick Orr
Phoenix, AZ  Zone 9

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