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Dec 19, 2015 7:55 PM CST
Name: Linda
Portland OR, zone 8b
teddahlia wrote:
Any more unrecognized categories? Someone mention flowers with notches rather than official laciniations.

They do have a different look. Sandia Comanche is is a good example of ADS laciniated, as the splits are deep and the florets twisted. Cheyenne is in the same class, with splits that are less deep.
Thumb of 2015-12-20/PNWGal/4dec21 Thumb of 2015-12-20/PNWGal/16beb1
Compare to a couple of my seedlings from last year. The florets are mostly flat, with shallow splits. That is notched rather than laciniated by ADS standards.
Thumb of 2015-12-20/PNWGal/36402d Thumb of 2015-12-20/PNWGal/1452a6
Higher temperatures tend to make for deeper splits, so the classification may depend on the conditions at the time it was evaluated. Here is an extreme example: Piedmont Rebel. The first shot, by Clear Creek here on cubits, shows a bloom with barely split tips. I couldn't figure out why it was listed by the ADS as laciniated, until I found this photo from someone in Tennessee.
Thumb of 2015-12-20/PNWGal/f31a19 Thumb of 2015-12-20/PNWGal/0efd83

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