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« on: February 02, 2011, 06:17:12 AM »
Picked up the book Bulbs Of North America, is there any other books that have info about Erythronium? The book says Americanum can have purple anthers, anyone have one?

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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2011, 06:26:14 AM »
Guff,

Can't help you with the americanum, but I've had the book for a few years now.  Some fascinating stuff in there, that is for sure.
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2011, 01:37:36 PM »
Guff, we have americanum with yellow anthers, brown anthers and dark maroony-pruple anthers... only colours we haven't seen is really pale yellow/cream/white.
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2011, 04:55:42 PM »
Guff, Ian's bulb log could be a good substitute for an Erythronium book.
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2011, 07:01:01 PM »
Maggi, happen to have a picture of the purple anther?

Yes, Ian's bulb logs are good reading. I was given some seeds from a member this past fall, been reading all I can.

All I have seen here is the brown anther. Picture I never posted for some reason.

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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2011, 07:22:31 PM »
Would be very pleased for some bulb of 'Jeanette Brickell'. Lost mine several years ago. Can someone help me?
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2011, 07:54:39 PM »
Maggi, happen to have a picture of the purple anther?


All I have seen here is the brown anther. Picture I never posted for some reason.
I'll ask Ian to search his pictures tomorrow, Guff.
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2011, 03:17:20 PM »
Finally got Ian to find this picture for us..... here you can see the purple-wine type colour of these anthers, before they dehisce...... we think they are lovely.
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2011, 04:05:36 PM »
"lovely" is an understatement Maggi !  Gorgeous seems more appropriate...  :o ;D ;)
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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2011, 01:03:02 AM »
Great combination of colours.  I've always admired the pics of E. umbilicatum as well, with the bright yellow petals with red reverse.  I think it must make a colour statement in the flesh as well.
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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2011, 10:10:59 PM »
It's 2011 folks!!
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« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2011, 10:59:16 AM »
Thanks David.... seems  we are trying hard to live in the past :-X
Have moved to new thread now  :D
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« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2011, 01:01:00 PM »
Picked up the book Bulbs Of North America, is there any other books that have info about Erythronium? The book says Americanum can have purple anthers, anyone have one?


At present I don't know, but Art Guppy from USA is working on such (I think).
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« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2011, 04:13:14 PM »
Yes, a book devoted to Erythronium would be very welcome.

Art (who lives about 50 km from me, in Canada) would be a good author.
He has grown and studied them for many years, and has written articles.

One has to convince a publisher that the subject has wide interest.  Timber
Press rejected a book on Pacific Coast iris and that was the reason - they
considered the topic of limited interest.
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cool mediterranean climate  warm dry summers, mild wet winters  70 cm rain,   sandy soil

 


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