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Irises and Giant Sequoias

Mary Forte wrote:

:  I was camping in Balch Park (near Porterville, CA) and I ran into a million
:  little yellow irises growing under the Giant Sequoias.  The park rangers had
:  no idea what kind they were, so I'm curious if anyone one the list knows.
:  They are a pale almost buff color with tan veining on the falls. Same shape
:  as the blue I. douglasiana out in my front yard.  

I sure hope one of our California experts chimes in here, but in the meantime my
guess is that the colony is either I. purdyi, or one of its natural hybrids.
The color is right, and that's the PCN reputed to grow in the Redwood forests.

Sharon McAllister (73372.1745@compuserve.com)

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