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