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Re: Iris pseudocorus & bulletin


The British Iris Society, Enrolment Secretary, Mrs. E.M. Wise, 197 The 
Parkway, Iver Heath, Iver, Bucks, United Kingdom SL10 0RQ

I believe that you have versicolor.  I have not seen the full range of 
virginica but in the s Florida it is quite a large flower and decidedly 
blue.  I.versicolor, on the other hand, is smaller and the parts are more 
delicate and is normally more ranges from purple through reddish blue. I 
find it difficult to describe colours but in one case you would say blue 
right away and the other the closest you could come is royal blue +.

Hope that this helps.

>It should be versicolor. Tony Huber says that virginica occurs around the
>Great Lakes but only in the back waters, not along the lake shore, where the
>species is versicolor.
>Thanks, Ian, for this info.  What's the difference between versicolor and
>virginica??  I took some to the sale last Saturday and someone asked me
>what I had, and I just don't know.  I don't live at the lake shore,
>but about 6 to 10 miles in, but these came from my mother's place in 
>Allegany County, some 65 miles south of here and I have no idea where before 
>that. If there are some specific characteristic to separate them, I'd
>appreciate knowing what they are..
>Your suggestions for the Bulletin are very good!!  How does one subscribeto
>the British Iris Society??  Down here, I'm constantly looking for garden 
>magazines from GB -- they are infinitely better than any American mag!!
>Carolyn Schaffner in wet, hot Buffalo, NY

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