Sorry to sound dumb, What is a perianth
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Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2001 10:04
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] misidentified
I just went out and measured the perianth tube. Do you
measure all the
way to the base of the petals or to the point where it
starts to flare
below the petals? In any event it is around 38 to 40 mm so
it is within
Francesca R Thoolen
> Ken, The PCIs quite often are identified by their perianth
tube. Lee Lenz,in
> his book: 'A Revision of the Pacific Coast Irises',
publixhed in 1958,
> states that the perianth tube is 30-62 mm long
(aver. 48mm). In several
> books they mention that the flowers are a
soft creamy yellow.
> -----Original Message-----
Kenneth Walker <email@example.com>
> To: Iris photos
> Date: Saturday, April 21, 2001
> Subject: [iris-photos] misidentified species?
>I bought a PCN that is supposed to be I. fernaldii, but that
>plant is described as having flowers in shades of yellow. This
>one is purple as you can see in the attahced photo. Does
>anyone know what it might be?
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