Re: CULT: vernalization
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- Subject: Re: CULT: vernalization
- From: Gerry Snyder <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997 19:23:07 -0600 (MDT)
Bill Shear wrote:
> >Hi Bill,
> >Could you amplify what is meant by vernalization please.
> In the particular application to I. versicolor, it may be (repeat, may be)
> that there is such a requirement. Thus plants of versicolor or any other
> iris kept growing and warm all winter would not flower the following
> spring, having missed their chilling period.
My I. versicolor bloomed this spring after a very warm
(even for Los Angeles) winter.
> You may have had the experience of buying chyrsanthemum plants in the
> spring and having them flower almost immediately. I'm not sure I remember
> the correct explanation for this, but it seems to be related to
> vernalization. Can anyone help on the chrysanthemum question?
My impression is that they need cool nights and a
certain length of daylight.
Gerry, who won't mention seeing a picture of the sea bird
mentioned a lot in this list recently landing on one of
those things floating in the ocean to mark sea lanes.
It was titled "Buoy Meets Gull"
firstname.lastname@example.org AIS Region 15
Warm, winterless Los Angeles
President of San Fernando Valley Iris Society
My work? Helping generate data for http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/galileo