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Ethics in re Patented Plants

Solar Flare was patented by H. Ross. Patsy Stygall and I were at Handy 
Hatfield's several years back and we saw his clump of it. We asked how much. 
HH told us he could not sell it. I think that that is what every grower would 
say; however, there is no law against GIVING a patented plant to someone, and 
that is what Handy did.

I think it not an unattractive plant, but I am surprised that Henry went to 
the expense and trouble of patenting it. It is a very ordinary yellow plant, 

Clyde Crockett z5
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