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    C. acaule gorws in the bog too William or just the reginae? BTW, is yours in bloom yet?

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    I've been trying for a couple of years now to grow this plant. I prepared a bed under a pine tree in my back yard. I mixed pine duff, sand and LFS. I planted a potted plant which died and I purchased two tubers/bulbs or whatever they are and one came up this spring and seems to be doing well. Time will tell. I've decided not to baby the plant and let mother nature do what she does.

    I happened upon a grove of 40 or so plants near a stream in Northern Michigan two weekends ago. They were growing near a wet area under white cedar in sandy soil. What an amazing site!

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    They tolerate a wider range of habitats in the wild than they tolerate in cultivation. One theory is that they have little immunity against infection by soil pathogens. Maintaining dry, acidic conditions inhibits those pathogens and the plants can thrive. Maybe the beneficial fungal associations they establish when growing from seed in the wild offer enough protection to allow them to survive in a wider range of habitats.
    Bruce in CT

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