[Trillium-l] GREEN

Jim McClements jimmcclem at gmail.com
Tue May 10 20:26:32 CEST 2011


 Maybe I'm being simplistic, but I assume that any green-colored flower is
due to the absence of any pigment that will mask the chlorophyll, not a
specific "green factor".

Jim



On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 12:02 AM, The Grahams <eldergrahams at me.com> wrote:

> Great images Adam.
>
> Ironically I found a decipiens blooming today and it is a darkish green but
> not maroon. Unfortunately I have no idea as to the origin of the seed for
> the plant or if it is for certain labeled correctly. The plant arrived here
> as a seedling from a garden in Seattle.
>
> I am beginning to think this is a green Trillium year, like we will likely
> have for Tomatoes as well.
>
> On May 9, 2011, at 8:08 PM, Adam Black wrote:
>
> > Something is unusual about this particular site having a wide range of
> color forms mixed together, as a few other FL populations 20 or so miles
> away have nothing but typical maroon colored petals amongst hundreds of
> plants with no variation.
>
> I really appreciate the context as it seems there are similar factors with
> Trillium kurabayashii where populations do or do not have yellow forms.
> Yellows are quite infrequent generally, but seem to only occur in "some"
> situations, certainly not all locals. In addition I am told some populations
> have the bronze or muddy combinations and others that  have yellow do not
> have ANY intermediates with maroon.
>
> I am attempting some cross pollination of the green specimens I have here,
> trying to get the green ones labeled to watch in the future, etc. Time might
> tell something.
>
> Russ
>
> Russell Graham, Purveyor of Plants, Salem, OR, Zone 8 (7)
>
>
>
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