Plant Database forum: Vein Pairs for Hosta var

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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Aug 6, 2016 10:29 AM CST
I would think it would be beneficial to have the vein pairs included in the Hosta database for the different varieties. What do others think? Yes or No
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Aug 6, 2016 10:34 AM CST
Yes.
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Aug 6, 2016 10:37 AM CST
I have no clue what vein pairs are. Perhaps you could explain what they are and how it might be beneficial to know - would it help in IDs, or for hybridizing, or...? (Obviously, I'm only a casual hosta person.)
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Aug 6, 2016 11:37 AM CST
Vein pairs help to determine the maturity as well as its identity. The petiole that extends into the leaf divides the leaf into 2 equal parts, on each side of the midrib are matching pairs of veins. To count the vein pairs start at the tip and count the veins on 1 side of the blade all the way to the base. Vein pairs are just another way to help identify a plant. It may not be worth it if it requires a lot of time to add to the database, there are other sources that have the info, like the Hosta Library.
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Aug 6, 2016 11:52 AM CST
Thanks for the info, always learning. This would not be anything I'd use (I just note the year I add a plant to my garden in My List) but perhaps it may be important to others.
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