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Mark McD
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Good find Rick (on both accounts; the appearance of a couple seedlings on your fine form, and the information on this species in Korea).  For me the link doesn't work (in Firefox), it displays as a raw XML page, but I went to the root web page, and after bumbling around for a while, found a beautiful picture of Korean form of Jeffersonia dubia with the classic red ovaries; here's the direct photo link:
http://english.knps.or.kr/down/chi-Jeffersoniadubia.jpg

 

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

Mark McD wrote:

For me the link doesn't work (in Firefox), it displays as a raw XML page

Me too (on FF), but when I copied it to the forum, it processed the code, and voila!

That's a wonderful Korean Jeffersonia pic.  Are they really that small, or the brown forest floor leaves that big??  What about yours, Mark?

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

NIce find, Rick.  I've been amazed to find seedlings all around my Jeffersonia dubia this spring - never noticed any before except directly under it; must be the crazy winds blowing them around - and have been busily moving the seedlings around!

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Cockcroft
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Joined: 2010-01-27

I had a surprise this year with Jeffersonia diphylla seeds.  Usually there are so many that I have trouble with too many seedlings, even after harvesting as many seeds as possible.  I won't be bothered with seeds this year -- a very industrious rat picked off almost all the seed pods, heaped them in neat piles, and chowed down!  Thankfully my two terriers helped put an end to his gourmet snacking.

I was able to share only a few J. diphylla seeds.  J. dubia bloomed and set seed earlier, so its seed harvest was not affected.

Claire Cockcroft
Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

Some of the seedlings grown from seed you sent me, Mark.  Most of them are going to flower for the first time this year.

Jeffersonia diphylla

          

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Toole
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RickR wrote:

Some of the seedlings grown from seed you sent me, Mark.  Most of them are going to flower for the first time this year.

Jeffersonia diphylla

Lovely clear detailed photos Rick.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

That's good news Rick.  I'm amazed that with our 9' of snow, which finally cleared out of the yard about 1 week ago (April 10, 2015), that my J. diphylla plants are at the same stage of emergence as yours!  It's such a great plant, rather fleshy and distinctive when emerging from the cataphylls. I agree with Dave, good photos.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Toole
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I have some 2nd year youngsters coming along ,courtesy of seed from a Forum member however to my shame I've lost the donor's details  blush...I'd like to blame it on ' too many species not enough time '  wink.........

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

>>>Lovely clear photos

Thanks.  I actually chose to show the ones with better bokeh over full detail!

 

More pics, two days later:

                    

 

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

Here's a photo from the peak of bloom back on April 22.  Now, the seed pods are visible and the plants are beautiful mounds of foliage (although snow-covered today, ahem).  I'm glad to see that the seedlings I distributed around last year are coming up.

Here's what they look like today, with just foliage (except for the odd flower hidden deep in there) and seedpods;

  

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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