Re: I. virginica alive and well in Virginia
In a message dated 96-06-04 21:23:08 EDT, you write:
>I. virginica absolutely thrives in Virginia's coastal plain. In fact, it is
>S5 plant in the 1-5 ranking system of the Virginia Natural Heritage
>Program (where I work). (The S is for state, as opposed to
>global, the 5 is for the most common plant rank in VA (1 to 5
>We have many monitored natural areas where it occurs, but I.
>virginica is so common that we don't monitor it specifically.
>I just saw some in bloom in a seepage swamp a few weeks back
>-- truly fabulous!
Dustin, I am indeed happy to learn this information. Thank you very much. I
shall be in touch for more info about I. virginica locales. Clarence Mahan
in McLean, VA, home of the koi eating great blue herons.