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Re: Subs for I. pseduacorus

On Fri, 24 May 1996 CEMahan@aol.com wrote:

> few...with ROY DAVIDSON.  RE I. virginica 'Shrevei', I am not at all sure it
> is native to East coast.  I. versicolor is native to Virginia, but I don't
> believe I. virginica is.  I. virginica does thrive in the Mississippi valley
> areas, and on up the Mississippi tributaries (Ohio, Missouri, etc.). I have
> often wondered why I. virginica was so named...perhaps because the
> Commonweath of Virginia once extended to the Mississippi and Great
> Lakes....until "we" Virginians so generously ceded our western territories to
> the U.S.
>   Clarence Mahan in "generous" Virginia who adds a P.S. If there is any
> evidence that I. virginica is native to Virginia I will gladly eat my words
> (it would not be the first time...sometimes new knowledge can be
> embarrassing...LOL).

Well...my Audubon field guide says re:  I. virginica "southern wetland 
species occurring from Virginia to Florida and Texas."  


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