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    Hey, Alpha, I think it was Kew gardens had a blue (no BS) leucophylla in their greenhouse. Mike King knows of it. It is no longer with us because of a staffmember there.
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    wow... I didn't know that. I wish I could see one!
    But I was talking about sphagnum :P and I did say blue things were rare in nature... not absent
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    What did hte staff member do? Not the unforgivable did they?

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    blue is rare in plants, even in flowers. although purple isnt. why is that? i dont know enough about pigments to know why there is so much difference in how common purple is versus the rareity of blue. blue orchids are fairly hard to come by, especially true species. of the huge number of orchid species there are only a comparitivly small number of blue species. i have a couple blue Cattleyas and Vandas, not pure species but crosses between two different light blue species. i hope one Cattleya flowers soon. i really want to see it. another place where blue is a rare color is in snakes. blue color morphs are highly prized and expensive in the herp industry.
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    did you know that no animal can make red pigments? they have to get them from their food (like flamingoes, etc). although plants and other organisms can.
    maybe purple is more common because it's more towards the red and they need to make less blue? maybe blue is hard to make... :P
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    I know, Alpha. Just wanted you to know of at least one blue plant. First I ever heard of one.
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    cool. Did you know there are white plants?
    how about pink plants? (well... what you can see of them :P)
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    Alpha, actually i THINK there is a parasitic plant that is all pink. course thats going by my memory so take it for what its worth. but i do believe it attatched itself to the roots of certain trees.
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