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What's Blooming in April

By LarryR
April 19, 2012

Like many other parts of the Midwest, our spring came early in Iowa this year, with temperatures approaching those of summer. Unfortunately, we are back to reality now, with three successive nights of temperatures in the upper 20s. Some plants suffered visible damage, but many that I expected to see damaged breezed through the cold spell with nary a blemish! Come on into the garden and see what our early spring has wrought.

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LarryR
Apr 18, 2012 6:49 PM CST
Enter the name of the plant pictured here, either one of its common names or its botanical name. (This is a hybrid, so you need only provide the genus name). It's important to also include its cultivar name or its common name.

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eclayne
Apr 18, 2012 7:29 PM CST

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Green Dragon, Arisaema dracontium? Oops, didn't read your hint.
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Name: Larry Rettig
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LarryR
Apr 18, 2012 11:15 PM CST
You've almost got it, Evan. Try again.
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SongofJoy
Apr 19, 2012 4:46 AM CST
Whipcord Cobra Lily ... Arisaema tortuosum?

If that's correct, you can credit Evan. He's the Arisaema man. Green Grin! Hurray!

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Name: Larry Rettig
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LarryR
Apr 19, 2012 1:17 PM CST
Nope, not Arisaema, but a close relative. Below is the scientific classification. The genus and cultivar names is what I'm after.

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Arisaemateae
Genus:
Cultivar:

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Sharon
Apr 19, 2012 1:38 PM CST
Almost looks like Jack in the Pulpit.
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Sharon
Apr 19, 2012 1:41 PM CST
Cobra lily gone a little haywire.

Can you tell I've been out in the sun too long today?
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SongofJoy
Apr 19, 2012 2:16 PM CST
Arum 'Whackydoodle'. I made up the cultivar name, of course. Green Grin! I have been out in the sun a lot today myself.

Hybrid Voodoo Lily of some type?

That's one of the longest spadices/spathes I've ever seen. I never remember the difference in those two botanical terms.

I'm curious to know.
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Sharon
Apr 19, 2012 2:21 PM CST
By golly I think you're right, Song.
I shoulda known.
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SongofJoy
Apr 19, 2012 2:32 PM CST
Do you think so? I have Arums (don't look quite like that one though), but I thought they were saying it was an Arisaema hybrid. So much for reading comprehension today. But I did get a lot done outside.

I rather like 'Whackydoodle' as a cultivar name though. Maybe I'll hybridize something one of these days and use it. Green Grin!
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Sharon
Apr 19, 2012 2:45 PM CST
Does have a sort of rhythm to it.
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valleylynn
Apr 19, 2012 3:51 PM CST
Arisaema heterophyllum?
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Apr 19, 2012 5:30 PM CST

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Pinellia cordata ‘Yamazaki’?
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Sharon
Apr 19, 2012 5:34 PM CST
Sweet Arum.
I think you got it, Evan!
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LarryR
Apr 19, 2012 7:41 PM CST
Thanks for your guesses, all! Evan, you're ever so close. I'ts a Pinellia, but not 'Yamazaki.'

Tee, here is Arisaema 'Whackydoodle'--

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Name: Larry Rettig
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LarryR
Apr 19, 2012 7:44 PM CST
What's all this talk about sun?! It been raining here for two days, not steadily but off and on. Just enough of a nuisance to keep me out of the garden. Plus an occasional thunderstorm. More rain tomorrow.
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Apr 19, 2012 7:45 PM CST
Heh. You are living in the wrong place, Larry.
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LarryR
Apr 19, 2012 8:02 PM CST
Grumbling (An icon is about as close as I get to swearing about the weather or anything else for that matter. Smiling )

And you did have to rub it in, didn't you, Sharon.
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Sharon
Apr 19, 2012 8:07 PM CST
That's why you keep me around, Larry, just to keep you on your toes.
I think we need a blue icon. Aren't swear words blue?
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sandnsea2
Apr 19, 2012 8:44 PM CST
Is it Pinellia 'Poly Spout'?
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