Photo of Lilies (Lilium): Virused lily

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Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Jul 6, 2015 7:25 PM CST
This is not what this lily should look like. This photo shows a highly virused lily with broken color. Sick lily!!
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jul 8, 2015 9:35 AM CST

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Robert, would you mind if we removed that image since it does not represent accurately what a healthy Twilight Life bloom looks like?
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Name: Arlene
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pirl
Jul 8, 2015 10:49 AM CST
Couldn't it be considered educational to inform those new to lilies, what a virused lily looks like? When I had my first one (long before the internet came along) I had no idea it was caused by a virus.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jul 8, 2015 12:21 PM CST

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I would say that yes, it can be retained but maybe in the generic lily entry as it does represent what a virused lily would look like, I just didn't think having the one and only image for this entry should be represented by this sick one..
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Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Jul 8, 2015 1:07 PM CST
If there were other entries for this lily I would say keep it with an explanatory caption. But as is people may think this is what the lily should look like. I see that it is a Longiflorum/Asiatic lily. Many of these lilies are prone to virus due to the Longiflorum part of their heritage.
Name: Arlene
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pirl
Jul 8, 2015 1:15 PM CST
Now I see your point because it would be the only photo.

Thanks for the info. on the virus being due to the heritage, Connie.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jul 8, 2015 2:39 PM CST

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Connie, I think that would be a great addition to the caption! "Many of these lilies are prone to virus due to the Longiflorum part of their heritage." I can add that and move it to the generic entry.
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Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Jul 8, 2015 2:54 PM CST
Please do, Sue. I'm real busy out in the garden making new lilies! Feel free to copy and paste. The caption may not take that length though. Maybe delete the first part then... "Virus prone due to...."
I don't think Robert would care as he didn't take the photo.
Name: Rob Duval
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robertduval14
Jul 8, 2015 3:26 PM CST

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Nope, that's fine. Knew it was virused when I saw the photo, but also knew the id was correct, almost put it in the generic entry to begin with but then did not.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jul 8, 2015 7:43 PM CST

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It can take the text length and actually quite a bit more so I used the full sentence and moved it to the generic entry.
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