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[PHOTO] Re: Not who but what?

  • Subject: [PHOTO] Re: [iris-photos] Not who but what?
  • From: oneofcultivars@aol.com
  • Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 10:38:39 EST

In a message dated 12/13/2002 6:43:07 AM Central Standard Time, hensler@povn.com writes:

Hi Bill,

Do you have any close-up photos?

>From this distance it looks like ya got y'rself a Siberian iris. Probably
not species but an escaped 28-chrom hybrid.

Best I could find/crop photo is attached. Alabaster Moon hogs the picture. White of AM does help produce true color in the suspected siberian. Chromosome info is appreciated. Root mass of suspect is tangled and impossible to separate. Produces heavy, woody roots (entangled) with numerous, strong fibrous filament roots growing and entangling all adjacent growth. Root system grows about 8" deep here. Have always expected it to be an escape for a garden somewhere. Only practical way to separate is sharp shovel or an ax. Seed capsule and seed photos will follow bloom photo.

ID help and suspicions always appreciated here.

Bill Burleson 7a/b
Old South Iris Society

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