1949 ACE seed identification

Jean Halverson jahalve at MHTC.NET
Thu Aug 7 18:38:02 CEST 1997

I received Arisaema seed from the North American Rock Garden Society in winter of '94
which was from the Alpine Garden Society 1994 China Expedition.  Two plants are now
blooming which had the collection number of 1949 and, to me, they look like the green
form of serratum shown in Eric Walton's photo from the Arisaema website.

Was anyone on this list involved with this expedition and/or is there an update on
possible identities?  A friend subscribed to the expedition and gave me the Ariseama
seeds he received :-)) but he either never got or can't find any field notes.  In
return, he expects a few of the hardy species back and my understanding is that serratum
should be hardy in zone 4b, especially with mulch.

Since I'm not too good at reading Arisaema keys, my method of identification is to
compare to pictures (and I really appreciate all the beautiful pictures displayed so
far).  Any confirmation of identity of this plant would be appreciated.

Jean Halverson
zone 5a, sw Wisconsin USA

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