Thanks for posting the article & photos, Chuck. Very interesting.
I can't quite visualize what he's showing in the photos - will have to
work up to sacrificing a potential blooming fan next spring to see if I
can figure out what's what.
Interesting that he points out the early development of anthers - they
are the flower part most often damaged by late freezes here that hit
before stalks are showing or even can be felt in the fan.
I wonder how much timing of development varies between bearded species.