A. triphyllum `Veined'

Jack Lambert (RJL6) rjl6 at CORNELL.EDU
Mon May 22 22:22:18 CEST 2000

On Sat, 20 May 2000, Ellen Hornig asked:   >>.... has anyone tried
growing these out from seed to see whether the prominent veining
comes true?...<<<

Self-sown seedlings have all exhibited the cream colored veination of
the parents growing here but I never paid them much attention until
they developed the tripartite leaf in their second or their year.

It will be interested to see what happens with the potful of
seedlings that are coming on now.  At the present they  have only a
single leaf of first year growth.  Some emerged showing distinct
cream to white veination;  some none at all.  If they are like the
cyclamen and asarum, they may not show the extent of their coloration
until the second or third year but then again, maybe they won't.
Comments appreciated.

Nina Lambert, Ithaca, NY.  USA

On a related note:  despite having been a fan of awarding A. triphyllum
ssp. stewardsonii separate species status, I now have to report that I am
seeing triphyllums in the woods that sure look like crosses between
stewardsonii and triphyllum ssp. triphyllum...

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