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Re: H. clausa questions

Greetings Ran

Just out of curiosity do you know what the specific epithet refers to, it is my understanding that "clausa" loosly translated means "closed" I would have assumed that the species H. clausa is capable of sexual propagation and would therfore need to have flowers that open to allow for pollination and this would seem to be a contradiction.



>From: "Ran Lydell"
>Reply-To: hosta-open@mallorn.com
>Subject: Re: H. clausa questions
>Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2000 13:34:13 -0500
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: mark combellack
> To: nise@egroups.com ; hosta-open@mallorn.com
> Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2000 10:27 AM
> Subject: H. clausa questions
> Greetings
> I am hoping that somone could anser a few questions about H. clausa. I have been growing a plant identified as H. clausa var clausa and have been wondering if it is correctly labled
> *************************
> Mark
> As there are several distinct "forms" of H. clausa, they must be distinguished. H. clausa is , of course the general species heading they come under. H clausa var. clausa is , as you correctly noted, the variety with flowers that do not open. The other primary variety, is H. clausa var. normalis. As one might expect, it's flowers open in a "mormal" manner. There are , by the way, several other 'varieties" See W George Schmid "The Genus Hosta , pages 43 - 44. I should also mention, that, my experience here, has been that clausa var. clausa, will loose a lot of it's stoleniferis tendancies in highly sunny locations but is in fact ( as you pointed out) a "near" weed in more shady and/or moist locations.
> Ran

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