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Re:TB:Bee pods

Mike Sutton writes:

We have had a lot of what we call self pods.  Can't figure out if it's
bees, bumble bees, humming birds, or the wind so we call them selfs. 
year we have quite a few and they all seem to have seeds.  My 11 year
son collected a few and has planted the seedlings now, they should bloom
next spring.  Some cultivars seem to have self pods on them every year,
some don't.  Makes Scents by J. Durrance has a pod for every flower that
bloomed and it does it every year.  More fuel for the fire.
Mike Sutton  

> From: John I. Jones <jijones@ix.netcom.com>
> To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
> Subject: Re: TB: Bee Pods
> Date: Sunday, June 14, 1998 2:57 AM
> Walter A. Moores wrote:
> > 
> >         Celia, have you and Lynn actually opened a pod to see if it has
> > seeds or air?  That is the only way to know for sure.  With beardless,
> > pods can be formed by wind-blown pollen since beardless pollen shatters
> > and scatters so easily. Suspected bee pods on beardless are very likely
> > be selfs.
> > 
> >         Walter Moores
> >         Enid Lake, MS 7/8

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