above was taken in the waning light of
in Marsha Russell's garden, in Littleton, Massachusetts. Only about
3 - 4" tall (7.5 - 10 cm) in bloom, when the flowers are closed up
n low light they give the appearance of tiny cottage tulips
but with serpentine foliage.
Sometimes regarded as merely a color form of T.
linifolia, I do
not share this assertion. I recognize the historical precedent
whereby T. batalinii has crossed with T. linifolia, credited as the
parentage behind the beautiful T.
batalinii 'Bronze Charm' and
possibly other selections. Yet, to my mind's eye, the two
species are unique and immediately distinct, albeit they
may indeed be related.
Photos by Mark
An overhead view reveals a beautifully formed
reminiscent of calochortus, and the narrow, undulate
leaves particularly noticeable in sunshine.
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