I was glad to see leaf-pointed sepals mentioned in the Rose ID article by Mrs. Keays since I had just the day before noticed that the bud on one of my rescue plants had leafy structures on it, and was wondering if that was normal.
I then happened to notice that one of my tea roses had another (his 4th!) bud, and it also looked a bit leafy.
So, I know that Teas can have leaf-pointed sepals, and I noticed some in photos of red China roses that I was looking at last night, so there are at least 2 classes that have 'em.
My question is, are there only certain types of roses that have these leafy sepals, or do most roses do this? If only certain classes do this, that will help me narrow down my ID.
Of course, if the bud doesn't get eaten, I may soon have a flower to look at, but in the meantime...
Thanks for any help you can provide,
PS The second bud belongs to 'Souvenir de Victor Hugo', in case anyone was wondering...
This post was edited by vmr423 on Mon, Jul 28, 14 at 19:49