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Help with identifying a red Optimara African Violet

8 years ago

Identifying a Red Optimara Variety
Optimara African Violets Facebook page
Two subscribers posted a side by side comparison of red optimara violets with leaf comparisons that might be easier to look at and figure out what you have than on the ID page on the website.
Dare I add that the human eye has fewer cones and rods in the eye to identify fine differences among reds. And I just read in a Jeff Smith column, I think, that so do the insects that pollinate AVs in the wild. The insects have vision to distinguish better among various subtle shades of blue and purple.
So that is why there are no red violets in nature, nor yellow!


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