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Re: Seeds and Pictures

The Hiltibidals wrote:
> Now - how to I harvest seeds?

Sharon, don't know if anyone else responded to your plea for info. Seed
pods on hybrid, garden-grown irises aren't all that frequent & only
develop if (a) pollination occurs, usually by a bee transfering pollen
or by artificial means such as a human pollen-daubing from one flower to
another & (b) you don't deadhead the flowers or cut off the flower
stalks when they're spent. If/when pollination is successful, the pods
develop in the same location as the flowerheads -- they're large green
thingys that gradually turn tannish when they're mature & should be left
on the stalk until *just before* they split open to scatter seeds.

There are probably other photos of iris seed pods on the 'Net, but if
you go to this website: http://galaxy.cs.berkeley.edu/flowers/ & search
for Iris missouriensis, the first photo shown is of ripening pods.
They're fairly typical of those you would see on either bearded &
bulbous irises. Hope this helps.

Marte in the mtns	Zone 4/Sunset 1  Colorado

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