Re: Lake Iris
In a message dated 96-11-12 20:59:27 EST, you write:
<< In looking up the so-called Lake Iris I believe this _ rare_ plant to be
Liacustris a subspecies of the crested iris Evansia.
I plan to be in touch with this person as soon as posssible and keep those
Iris-L posted if at all interested ..
Larry D. >>
I. lacustris, which occurs in moist sand, gravel and limestone crevices in
the Great Lakes area is one of the most delicate appearing of species native
to the U.S. It is like a miniature I. cristata, and very charming. It has
not made its way into very many gardens, and seems to be a bit tempermental
when moved from its native habitat. I tried it from seed a couple of times
but didn't have success. Please do keep us posted on this. Clarence Mahan