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Thread: S. purpurea ssp. venosa or var. burkei?

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    I was 99% sure this plant was a plain ssp. venosa until I read this thread identifying CP30's purpurea as a burkei. Now I'm only about 95% sure.





    The petals are a bit darker than CP30's, but not quite what I'd call "brick red." The style was pale green, and the flower stalk was only about 6" tall max. I still think it's a plain venosa, because other than those things, nothing is out of the ordinary; please feel free to correct me though.

    Thanks for the help!
    Mike

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    S. purpurea ssp. venosa var. venosa (flower color)

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    I would say venosa, although the pinkish petals make me think there might be some rosea mixed in I would say pure venosa though
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    Hey Mike,

    Looks to me like you have what you suspected all along: S. purpurea ssp. venosa and NOT the variety burkii that has pink petals. I find that the petals on my plants start out darker and fade gradually with age. Here's one from last year:

    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/kingdom079/spvb.jpg[/img]

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    Gotcha. Thanks guys!
    Mike

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