[Trillium-l] GREEN

Fern Hill fernhill at voicenet.com
Wed May 11 02:26:22 CEST 2011


In bud sections I've made of something called (at one time) T. erectum 
'alba' there was clearly green pigment in the leaves and sepals, but none in 
the petals.  By contrast the petals had loads of starch , the sepals a 
little and the leaves none.   On this slim observational base, I suspect 
that green petal color represents a change to a leaf-like condition rather 
than supression of other pigment formation.

John Gyer  Clarksboro  NJ  USA




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