Erica carnea (E. herbacea)

Elaine Chittenden chitt at GNDS.MSU.EDU
Tue Dec 16 08:29:00 CST 1997

Dear Taxacomers:

I checked the ASPT membership list for Erica and Ericaceae specialists and
got no matches.  My question has to do with the observed color change in
flowers of E. carnea.

I've read (and I can't remember where) that this color change occurs after
flowers have been pollinated.  Now I cannot remember if they become lighter
or darker after pollination and am hoping some one can verify this
phenomenon or help me by suggesting a reference which documents/discusses this.

It is for interpretive labeling in Beal Botanical Garden.

Thanks for any and all responses.

Elaine Chittenden        Email:chitt at
Collections Manager, W. J. Beal Botanical Garden, 412 Olds Hall,
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1047

(517)355-7750   fax: (517)353-4631

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