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Re: laevigata

Bill Meyer wrote:

>  let's say a farmer thought his wife would like hostas in the garden
> in Japan about, oh, 500 years ago. So he brought home every "species" he
> could find, the bees made crosses, the seedlings included some hybrids, the
> farmer's wife saved the most unusual (which were probably the hybrids), and
> in time had a few different good hybrids in the yard. After they died, the
> farm withered away and returned to natural woodland, so that by 200 years
> ago there was no trace that the farmer ever lived there

That is such a sad story.

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