- Subject: [PHOTO] [iris-photos] beards?
- From: Dennis Kramb <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 20:06:30 -0400
Iris brevicaulis is still blooming in my garden. As I was collecting
pollen to freeze & save for next year I noticed the signal patch was
fuzzy with hairs. All my other LAs have ceased to bloom so I have no
way to know if they are all like that, or if this is unique to this
species/clone. Iris tridentata is also still in bloom so I
double-checked that one but its signals are perfectly smooth - no
hairs of any kind - not even small ones.
My first impulse was to self it, thinking that I could selectively
breed for this and develop a bearded class of Louisianas. In
retrospect it sounds like a terrible notion. A bearded LA? Well,
I'll keep going and maybe in a couple decades I'll let you know how
it's going. <G>
I used my scanner to capture some images of the furry little guy. I
took lots of other images if you want to see it at different angles.
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Dennis Kramb; email@example.com
Cincinnati, Ohio USA; USDA Zone 6