Re: [Aroid-l] Off topic: Lycopodium in arrangements question
- Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Off topic: Lycopodium in arrangements question
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- Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2006 13:26:48 -0400
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Lycopodiums, "club mosses" are common in restricted areas here in forests in central New Jersey, looking like miniature evergreens. Haven't been able to establish any in the garden.
Hope these aren't wild collected.
----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Marak <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2006 10:07 pm
Subject: [Aroid-l] Off topic: Lycopodium in arrangements question
> Undaunted by the silence on my "Philodendron barryii" question, I
> have another.
> It's not an aroid question, but I'll bet several people on this
> list know the
> I saw some cut flower arrangements this past weekend which
> contained stems of a
> filler I initially thought was a remarkably large and stiff
> selaginella. My
> wife - who had the sense to broaden her search beyond selaginellas
> when those
> queries turned up nothing - found some hits on lycopodium, and
> from those it
> appears that lycopodium stems are now a common filler in the cut
> flower trade.
> First question: what species is this? I was told the arrangements were
> mail-ordered from "somewhere in Hawaii", and a number of firms
> there offer
> lycopodium stems as a filler. I have an idea, but since I'm sure
> you guys know
> for certain, I'll just ask.
> Second question: I gather lycopodiums can be rooted from cuttings,
> but that
> it's not all that easy. Does anyone have any hints? Because I'm
> going to try,
> of course.
> -- Steve Marak
> -- firstname.lastname@example.org
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