HIST: Black Magic??
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- Subject: HIST: Black Magic??
- From: Dorothy Fingerhood <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 02:28:03 -0600 (MDT)
Hello, fellow insomniacs. Here's what's keeping me up this AM:
An iris blooming at 30+ inches, with 3 buds (2 at terminal and 1 branch).
Color is a very dark purple/mulberry. The falls are somewhat darker, and
velvety in texture. What really blows me away is the BEARD. The
individual "hairs" are white at the base; then purple; then yellow-tipped.
The effect is like looking at a filled layer cake from the edge! Now, I
haven't really studied beards until recently, but I don't recall ever
seeing something like this. I do see 2 colors frequently.
The iris is purported to be BLACK MAGIC (Wayman 1935); an IB Re. I don't
think so--way too tall, for one thing. Anybody have any ideas, based on
this somewhat unique beard?