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Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2004 11:20
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: green &
Playing in iris-register, I found this descendant of MULBERRY
MEADOW MIST (Ghio, R. `62). 59-5OR. TB, 38", ML, YlG.
green-yellow self, light blue blaze below bronze beard. (Desert
(Tiffanja x Mulberry Rose)) X Char-Maize. Ghio `64."
So maybe S1bwh
does have some green.
The description including the "light blue blaze" indicates the
pattern distribution of Desert Song has been inherited in Meadow Mist.
Desert Song has a light colored or almost white flash below the beard. A
very pale blue expressed in a flower with this coloring in low dosage level
but in the Desert Song pattern would have some greenish tone to it,
especially considering the Char-Maize ancestry, with a blue-toned
blaze. Some co-pigments usually associated with clear, light
blues appear to be present, indicated both by the "greenish" rather than a tan
tone to the "creamy-yellow." Mulberry Rose may or may not have
contributed to the end result as may or may not the rather colorful
TIFFANJA, both in the great-grandparent generation.
Desert Song is from Snow Flurry X Golden Eagle. Snow Flurry, as
a dominant "I" white, has a significant amount of delicate blue showing
through, and Golden Eagle had a yellow that tended slightly to the greenish
side of spectrum yellow rather than the warm, bright tone of Ola Kala and
other descendents of Prairie Sunset. Both these influences may be
present in MEADOW MIST.