Photo of Turkish Glory of the Snow (Scilla sardensis): Chionodoxa luciliae, not Chionodoxa sardensis

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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Apr 12, 2014 10:24 AM CST
@jmorth
You may well have bought these as Chionodoxa sardensis but C. sardensis has intensely blue, outward-facing flowers with an indistinct white central eye. Your plants, of a more lavender shade with a large diffuse-edged white eye, are Chiondoxa luciliae.

Could you please ask to have your 4 (or 5, assuming the bulb photo belong to these flowering plants?) photos under Chionodoxa sardensis moved to C. luciliae?
Thank you,
Lori

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jmorth
Apr 12, 2014 10:30 AM CST
http://www.oldhousegardens.com/display.aspx?cat=DiverseFall
Wherefrom...
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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Apr 12, 2014 10:41 AM CST
Notice how your plants don't even look like the ones in the sales brochure photo at OldHouseGardens? Or like the ones NewYorkRita posted?

Here's a useful reference:
http://www.rhs.org.uk/getattachment/04d1dd16-01be-4c31-9510-...
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jmorth
Apr 14, 2014 3:47 PM CST
I emailed OHG and they confirm designation as C. sardensis sourcing PBS info. If you've an email address I'd be glad to forward their response to you.
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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Apr 14, 2014 7:39 PM CST
Thank you very much for taking the trouble to ask the vendor. It would be fine to just copy and paste their response to your photos here if you like. Your plants also appear to show 2-3 flowers per raceme as for Chionodoxa luciliae, versus the several flowers per raceme (up to 22) noted in the RHS document for C. sardensis and as also shown by Newyorkrita's plants. If you're curious (not to say you have to be by any means - there are more than enough plant geeks around already Smiling ), dissecting a flower to show the filaments (the stem that holds the anthers) might be interesting. The anthers are yellow in both species (and visible in your photos) but the filament colour differs - blue in C. sardensis and white in C. luciliae.
Anyway, thank you again for investigating.
Lori
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
May 19, 2014 12:44 PM CST
@jmorth
Hi,
Just wondering if you had a chance to look closely at your plants and if you are seeing the characteristics of C. sardensis that I noted above (e.g., several flowers per raceme vs. 2-3 for C. luciliae)? If the plant is in seed, this would still be visible.
Again, thanks for contacting the vendor - please note though that the vendor's ID is the most common source for the misidentification of plants posted on sites like this... Smiling It just happens.
Lori
central Illinois
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jmorth
May 28, 2014 9:48 PM CST
If you like, request pic be moved to the Chiondoxa luciliae database.
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