SPEC -- Pollen Color
In arils, pollen color is a good indicator of species heritage. It's also
useful in working with arilbreds that are not many generations removed from
species. But I now have a puzzle -- an iris that's supposed to be a reblooming
IB, which has GREEN pollen. Not just a greenish cast to the anther. The pollen
itself is green.
I know enough about the species of Mathew's Subgenus Iris, Section Iris to
realize that I don't know everything -- but I haven't been able to identify any
species of this group that has green pollen, and few published species
descriptions include pollen color.
Sharon McAllister (firstname.lastname@example.org)