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CULT: snapping off stalks - another regional difference?

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: CULT: snapping off stalks - another regional difference?
  • From: Linda Mann <lmann@icx.net>
  • Date: Tue, 19 May 1998 16:54:18 -0600 (MDT)

I am reading these posts about being able to break iris stalks by
snapping them off with bare hands with amazement.  Except when they are
first growing out of the fans (like when weeding, grrr) stalks here are
way too wiry or rubbery to break.  Takes a sharp axe to cut them. 
[kidding!]  But it does take a sharp knife or scissors.  Unless the
stalk has a pod (and sometimes when it does), it usually either rots off
at the base (easy to remove) or shrivels to nothing (also easy to
remove).  Is this just another characteristic of my iris-garden of the
netherworld, or are unsnappable stalks common elsewhere?

Linda Mann east Tennessee USA

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