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
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Aug 6, 2016 10:34 AM CST
Yes.
Name: Deb
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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.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Deer Organic Gardener Ferns Herbs Dragonflies
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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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