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Friday, June 24, 2011

Flora #1

This water-year is fueling a profuse wild flower explosion in the Truckee watershed basin. Thus far there has been 3-4 flowers I've never seen before. Below are a couple of images of a Camas Lily; a white one!?! I can only speculate that it is either an albino or rare mutation. If anyone can enlighten; I'm receptive.

5 comments:

  1. From what I read on the WWW albinism in plants typically is in the chlorophyll. So green plants are not green. Your picture has a lavender cast to it so probably not an albino blossom just a naturally occurring genetic mutation or "sport". Other pictures of "white" Camas Lilies on the WWW show that same lavender cast.

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  2. JdJ

    "...lavendar cast"...??

    They sure looked pure white to me. Thanks for the research; enlightening.

    Frank

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  3. I'm looking at the top picture and on my monitor it has a slight lavender color... could be my new glasses :-)

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  4. JdJ---Possibly, you now may be viewing life through lavendar-colored glasses in lieu of the rose-colored ones ;-)

    Frank

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  5. As I get older I'm too late learning that anything is possible...including lavender colored glasses.

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