Re: Spuria Identification
- Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Spuria Identification
- From: Lawrence & Helen Lacey firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2006 14:16:34 -0600
Thanks for your prompt reply. I was abut to send the pix to you
personally in case you weren't plugged into Iris-photos.
Thanks also for your heroic efforts with the Checklist project in
overcoming the various roadblocks and personal difficulties, and
getting my copy #31 to me.
I am also well aware of the distraction of caring for family
members. My wife was the primary caregiver for her mother who passed
away a year ago at age 99 after
two years on dialysis. Now you know where to get a photo of
Halophila to replace the painting the next time you redo the
Checklist. I already have identified some
newer varieties and have questions on others, so don't be surprised
if you or Iris-photos get more pix from me. I certainly have already
found the checklist useful.
On Feb 26, 2006, at 12:55 PM, Robt R Pries wrote:
> Dear Lawrence.
> Identification is difficult from pictures. Certainly
> the one you think might be halophila would seem to
> fit. Orientalis usually is much larger than halophila.
> I would not use small color differences as very strong
> criteria since photos are very hard to print so that
> there is no color distortion. Pattern and form are
> somewhat more reliable and your photo of musulmanica
> would appear to be possibly accurate. Also the plant
> you suspect is orientalis would seem to fit.
> I pondered creating a key to the species but I have
> yet to find any key that accounts for all variations
> and it would take a lot of study to work this out.
> Despite its imperfections, I hope you find the
> checklist useful.
> --- Lawrence & Helen Lacey <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I have grown this spuria for several years, but
>> wasn't sure what it
>> was. I thought I had it identified as Musulmanica,
>> but the light
>> blue doesn't match the photo on page 19 of the new
>> Illustrated Spuria
>> that Bob Pries has thankfully put together. Anyone
>> have any
>> suggestions? How about Cambridge blue or Mrs. Tait?
>> It's seedlings
>> seem identical or virtually so to the parent. See
>> Here is another problem in ID. I was calling it
>> orientalis, but it
>> doesn't look like the pix on page 12 of the
>> Checklist, and besides it
>> is too short. It looks a lot like the drawing
>> on page 133, Halophila. This one comes out light
>> yellow and fades to
>> white except for the signal and is about 2' tall.
>> How tall does
>> Halophila Lutea grow?
>> ￼This white with strong yellow signal and
>> pronounced under curved
>> falls, I have grown for years under the name of
>> Wakerobin. In
>> discussions with more knowledgeable growers,
>> it appears it may actually be orientalis. It is a
>> tall vigorous
>> grower that comes true from seed, which would
>> indicate it's species
>> nature. I can't be sure of the differentiation by
>> pix on page 12 and 215 of the checklist.
>> On the right above is a close-up of a seedling of
>> whatever the light
>> blue in the top photo is.
>> Orientalis or Wakerobin, what say the experts?
>> Lawrence Lacey
>> Siouxland Iris Society
>> Sioux City, IA
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