Re: D. rotundifolia X D. linearis

Michael.Chamberland (23274MJC@MSU.EDU)
Fri, 03 Nov 95 22:18 EST

> Thanks Micheal,
> I guess D.linearis' better tolerance for very wet roots could then
> be where D.anglica 'got' it's similar feature. Did the assumed
> hybrid you saw look like D.anglica? If I crossed D.lin and D.rot,
> could I get D.anglica or would there have to be one of those "mishaps
> of cell division" somewhere along the way?
> Dave Evans

The hybrids looked like D. anglica, and were very uncommon. I assume
they were sterile F1 hybrids between D. rotundifloia and D. linearis
(very common in the area), rather than fertile D. anglica plants. In the
latter case I would expect D. anglica to be more common there, unless
recently introduced.

I just noticed that Schnell's distribution map for D. anglica shows
the range of this plant covering the state of Idaho down to the Utah

Michael Chamberland