Re: Shelly, Thoreau and Irises
In a message dated 96-12-24 07:37:17 EST, you write:
> Clarence writes:
><< I am at a loss as to what Shelly's iris, with broad flowers
> purple-pranked with white along the river edge, might be. >>
and Spenser Graham comments
>I have never seen anything other than Ii. foetidissima or pseudacorus
>wild here (plus odd garden escapees).
To my ignorant 'ear' that sure sounds like a description of a Japanese iris -
any chance that somebody had a little naturalized patch in Shelly's day?
Assuming 'pranked with white' means stripes or blobs.
Linda Mann firstname.lastname@example.org east Tennessee USA