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striped flowers

lupine at pacbell.net lupine at pacbell.net
Sun Jan 12 21:09:05 EST 1997

Sara Maltby wrote:
> Does anyone have an explaination for striping in various flowers,
> i.e. roses, diathus, dalias etc. ? does this have any relationship to
> variegation in leaves..?
> Sara Maltby, doscombe at zetnet.co.ukSara:
Sometimes the striping or variegation is due to insects...I know that in 
the Carnations or dianthus, that the thrips, like greenhouse thrips cause 
the red veins on the petals.

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