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From: Diane Whitehead <voltaire at ISLANDNET.COM>
Subject: Re: Arisaema consanguineum - striped leaves
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I don't think I have described these leaves well - they aren't green
leaves with a silver stripe.  They are very dark brown, the same as
the flower spathes, with wide pale green stripes following the veins
- a quick glance, and one assumes the whole brown/green striping
belongs to flowers.  If one looks closely, one finally realizes that
a lot of the pattern belongs to the leaves  that are below the
flower.  (but not the leaves that are above it - those top leaves are
plain green.)

Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8
cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter - 68 cm annually)
sandy soil

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