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  • Subject: [iris-photos] Re: BLUE SHIMMER?
  • From: "irischap" <irischapman@netscape.net>
  • Date: Wed, 01 May 2002 12:26:06 -0000

--- In iris-photos@y..., Phantomfyre <phantomfyre@y...> wrote:
> Hi everyone! 
> This is my first attempt at posting - I believe I have cropped this
> to an acceptible size for everyone...
> This is an iris that, along with several others, I dug out of a cow
> pasture (with permission of the farmer, of course). They were 
> around an abandoned shack/house, and according to the farmer, no one
> has lived there for at least 50 years. So far, this is the only one
> that I *think* might stand a chance of being ID'd. 
> My digital camera changed purple to blue. The flower is acutally a
> blue-purple plicata, with blue-purple beards lightly tipped yellow.
> After searching the HIPS site, I have found several additional
> pictures of BLUE SHIMMER, and all are identical in form and color to
> this picture - I suspect other peoples' digital cameras do the same
> thing. I did, however, find one picture (scanned?) that shows it as
> being a lavender plicata.
> Very wide branching on this guy, with some double-socketed buds, and
> slight PBF.
> I'm feeling pretty confident with a BLUE SHIMMER I.D. on this one,
> but does anyone know of any other historic plicatas that look like
> this?
> Thanks in advance for your help!
> Diana Williams
> Central VA, USDA z.7a, Sunset z.32

Looks loke Blue Shimmer to me. My Blue Shimmer also has PBF.

Chuck Chapman

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