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Re: Flower parts in a fan

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Flower parts in a fan
  • From: "Cheryl Leigh Chamberlin" clc@cherylleigh.com
  • Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 09:59:50 -0500

I saw something like that at a garden center, in a fan of IMMORTALITY! The
fan looked normal in every way and the other potted irises around it were in
bloom, but this one had a petal sticking out where the stalk would be. There
was nothing else there, no stalk, no real flower, just this petal sticking
out, and it was definitely attached to the plant somehow, not a stray piece
that had gotten wedged in this fan.

Cheryl Leigh
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christopher Darlington" <chris.darlington@sympatico.ca>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, 28 October 2003 9:39 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] Flower parts in a fan

> Let me throw this one out for a nibble.  I was busy cutting a Birch
> that fell in my seedling bed a few weeks ago and noticed a fan with a
> petal emerging from the top.  I inspected it closely and found a
> folded fan, inside the folded fan was about 2 inches of sparsely
> spaced beard material and what looked like a horn with a tiny 1
> inched sized petal emerging from the fan.  This was weird because
> there wasn't a stalk, ovary, any other flower parts.  About the
> weirdest thing I've seen yet.
> Anybody seen anything similar to this ?  Any explanations ?  For what
> it's worth, it was a SKY HOOKS x THORNBIRD seedling.
> Chris

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