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Re: HYB: Hexagonae:VINICOLOR

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: HYB: Hexagonae:VINICOLOR
  • From: "Walter A. Moores" <wam2@Ra.MsState.Edu>
  • Date: Fri, 1 May 1998 10:32:13 -0600 (MDT)

> The members of the Series Hexagonae (Louisiana Iris) are:
> I. hexagona
> I.fulva
> I.brevicaulis
> I.giganticaerulea and
> I.nelsonii, the natural hybrid of I.fulva and I.giganticaerulea
	Where does VINICOLOR fit in all of this?  It was once given the
status of I.vinicolor, but its 'title was stripped' because it was
determined to be a hybrid (like i.nelsonii).  I have never understood why
i.nelsonii has specie status and VINICOLOR doesn't.  VINICOLOR is
currently in bloom in my bog.  It seems to be more widely grown in old
Southern gardens than any of the above, including fulva or foliosa

	Walter Moores
	Enid Lake, MS 7/8

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