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Iberis aurosica ssp nana (Brassicaceae) (7x10,Z4,P,L,3:4w) ..................................... 25 seeds / $4.00 08757.17 (W) Gran Sasso, Italy. Tufts of leathery leaves bear heads of white to pale lavender flowers. Superb. On limestone rocks.

Iliamna bakeri (Malvaceae) (100x85,Z5,P,SC,3:4w) ..................................................... 60 seeds / $3.50 10132.14 (W) Shasta Co., CA, 4000ft, 1220m. Shrublets festooned with maple-like leaves and hundreds of lavender globe flowers. Photo

Iliamna remota (Malvaceae) (140x85,Z4,P,SC,3:8w) ............................................... 90 seeds / $3.50 74336.06 A rather rare plant, originating from the Kankakee River in Illinois, it is now firmly established in cultivation. Rather tall plants covered with fine, short hairs bearing maple-like leaves and pale pink flowers about 2 inches across. Makes an unusual specimen for the back of the border.

Iliamna rivularis (120x90,Z3,P,SC,1) .................................................................................... 50 seeds / $3.00

 74570.17  (W) Teton Co., WY, 6800ft, 2075m.  Stately, imposing specimens for the back of the border or as a garden focal point, these Hollyhock-like bushes display multitudes of satin cups along each stem in rich pink to pearly white hues.

Impatiens textori (Balsamaceae) (60x25, A, C, 1) ................................................................. 16 seeds / $2.50

 78374.04    Bushy-looking plants with typical ovate leaves and broad, pink flowers.  Japanese species.

Ipomoea leptophylla (Convolvulaceae) (100x120,Z4,P,SC,1) ....................................... 30 seeds / $4.00 54350.35 (W) Pueblo Co., CO, 5200ft, 1585m. Heavy, trailing stems bear shiny, lanceolate leaves and beautiful, violet-magenta funnel-flowers with a darker throat. Roots become massive with age and seedlings resent transplanting -- sow singly in deep pots or directly into the garden.   Photo

Ipomopsis congesta (Polemoniaceae) (12x32,Z5,P,L,3:6w) ........................................ 60 seeds / $4.00 12738.16 (W) Mesa Co., CO, 4850ft, 1480m. Dozens of stems sprout from a central crown, each terminated by a globe of ivory-white flowers. Rather spectacular when you see a hundred plants in bloom on red sandstone.   Photo

Ipomopsis globularis (Polemoniaceae) (12x8,Z3,B,L,4:6w) ................................................... 60 seeds / $3.50

 32562.27  (W) Park Co., CO, 11900ft, 3628m.  This choice biennial alpine displays very fragrant furry globes of pale lavender to cream. Tiny, basal-branching rosettes the first year. Endemic to the mountains of central Colorado.

Ipomopsis longiflora (22x16,Z5,B,L,3:6w) ............................................................................ 80 seeds / $3.00

 54738.16  (W) Santa Fe Co., NM, 6900ft, 2104m.   Numerous ghostly-blue flowers with long tubes.

Ipomopsis macombii (35x22,Z7,B,L,3:6w) ............................................................................ 60 seeds / $3.50

 56092.17  (W) Santa Cruz Co., AZ, 6500ft, 1982m.  Multiply-stemmed, glandular plants with linear leaves. The long-tubed flower trumpets are a beautiful shade of lavender-blue. In the wild, blooms in late summer.

Iris bracteata (Iridaceae) (35x30,Z6,P,C,4:8w) ............................................................. 50 seeds / $4.00 10748.32 (W) Josephine Co., OR, 3100ft, 945m. Beautiful, large yellow flowers, veined maroon, over broad foliage. Endemic to a small area near Takilma in southern Oregon. Photo

Iris bucharica (40x18, Z6, P, C, 4:8w) ………………………………...........…………….... 25 seeds / $4.00

 10892.04  Known as the Horned Iris because the leaves are grooved with a white horny margin.  The leaves are stacked in tiers with the cream and rich yellow, fragrant flowers emerging from every axil.

Iris macrosiphon (15x30,Z6,P,C,4:8w) ........................................................................... 70 seeds / $4.00 56093.24 (W) Del Norte Co., CA, 2360ft, 720m. Saw only a few late flowers in this population which were in the blue and lavender shades with a few paler forms. The blossoms have long perianth tubes over wide tufts of narrow leaves.

Iris missouriensis (Iridaceae) (60x50,Z5,P,C,4:12w) .................................................. 100 seeds / $3.50 56556.43 (W) Pennington Co., SD, 6900ft, 2104m. An especially robust population here with large blue flowers. Photo

Iris setosa ssp. canadensis (Iridaceae) (40x40,Z3,P,C,3:8W) ..................................... 40 seeds / $3.50 76358.01 Plum-blue flowers with a white spot at the base of the falls, all veined dark violet. Prefers acid soil.

Iris tenuissima (8x20,Z6,P,C,4:8w) .................................................................................. 25 seeds / $4.00 78338.18 (W) Shasta Co., CA, 3280ft, 1000m. A dainty, delicate plant with narrow, grayish foliage and flowers in creamy white, sometimes faintly veined with purple.

Iris X tenax (Iridaceae) (20x30,Z6,P,C,4:8w) .................................................................. 90 seeds / $3.50 78342.13 (W) Coos Co., OR, 2080ft, 634m. A small disjunct population with characteristics of I. tenax and I. innominata and/or I. chrysophylla. Flowers are like I. tenax with veined, blue-purple falls blushed yellow with somewhat paler standards. Whole plant is smaller than typical I. tenax, the leaves somewhat grassy, intermediate between I. innominata and I. tenax. There is a large population of I. chrysophylla about a mile away and huge populations of I. innominata to the south, however, the blooming time of this hybrid population is definitely later, at least two to three weeks, so it doesn't appear to be the blue form of I. innominata.

Jamesia americana (Saxifragaceae) (150x50,Z4,P,L,2) ....................................................... 100 seeds / $3.50

 05636.18  (W) Larimer Co., CO, 8000ft, 2440m.  An attractive, deciduous shrub with exfoliating bark and crenate leaves green above, gray-tomentose underneath. Showy white flower clusters at the ends of the branches. Prefers part shade and peaty soil.   Photo

Juniperus deppeana (Cupressaceae) (550x300,Z6,P,SC,4:8w) ............................................. 30 seeds / $3.00

 15360.30  (W) Coconino Co., AZ, 7200ft, 2195m.  Alligator Juniper, so named because of its distinctive reptilian bark pattern.  This seed from one of the hardiest populations.

Kalmia microphylla (Ericaceae) (3x25,Z3,P,C,3:8w) ................................................. 1000 seeds / $3.50 56502.14 (W) Albany Co., WY, 10500ft, 3201m. Pendulous purple-pink flowers of porcelain are borne on low mats. Forms large colonies around boulders near glacial lakes.   Photo

Keckiella breviflora v. glabrisepala (Scrophulariaceae) (40x30, Z6, P, RL, 3:6w) .............. 100 seeds / $2.50

 10757.14  (W) Alpine Co., CA, 6600ft, 2012m.  A multi-stemmed subshrub with serrate leaves and panicles of bilabiate, whitish flowers, often pink to rose tinged.  On dry, rocky, SW-facing slopes.

Keckiella cordifolia (130x65,Z6,P,RL,3:8w) ....................................................................... 100 seeds / $3.50

 12765.10  (W) San Diego Co., CA, 4700ft, 1433m. Arching sprays from a central woodstalk lined with cordate leaves and terminating in panicles of scarlet, bilabiate flowers.

Kirengeshoma palmata (Saxifragaceae) (100x45,Z5,P,L,3:16w) ............................................ 45 seeds / $3.00

 70144.08    Palmately-lobed leaves and cymes of showy, trumpet-shaped, yellow flowers.  From Japan.

Koeberlinia spinosa (Koeberliniaceae) (40x65, Z8, P, L, 2) ………...…………..............….. 25 seeds / $3.00

 76721.14  (W) El Paso Co., TX, 5200ft, 1585m. A formidable tangle of thorns with hundreds of thick, spine-tipped stems branching in every direction.  Tiny flowers are followed by black and red berries.

Koeleria macrantha (Poaceae) (70x20,Z4,P,L,1) ..................................................... 100 seeds / $3.00 56102.09 Produces lovely silvery-green seedhead spikes in early summer.

Kumlienia hystricula (Ranunculaceae) (10x12,Z7,P,L,3:8w) …………………............….... 100 seeds / $4.00

 35976.25  (W) Butte Co., CA, 1600ft, 488m.  Growing in near-vertical wet sheets of moss, this unusual Ranunculus relative has rosettes of lobed, rounded leaves and showy flowers consisting of white petaloid sepals and smaller yellowish sepals all surrounding a central cluster of stamens.

Langloisia setosissima (Polemoniaceae) (3x12,A,L,2) ................................................ 100 seeds / $3.50 76378.17 (W) San Diego Co., CA, 1250ft, 381m. Trumpet-shaped, pink-lavender flowers cover bristly tufts spreading horizontally across desert stone pavement.

Laserpitium halleri (Apiaceae) (40x25,Z5,P,C,3:8w) ..................................................... 40 seeds / $3.00 35154.11 (W) Valais, Switzerland, 6900ft, 2100m. Beautiful clumps of finely-pinnate foliage bear umbels of white flowers in summer.

Laserpitium siler (Apiaceae) (80x40,Z5,P,C,4:12w) ..................................................... 30 seeds / $3.50 76554.14 (W) Tyrol, Mt. Patscherkofel, 2000m., Austria. A robust perennial herb with bipinnate leaves and large umbels of white, stellate flowers.

Lavandula lanata (Lamiaceae) (80x75,Z9,P,L,3:8w) ..................................................... 70 seeds / $3.00 54158.03 "Woolly Lavender." A fun plant to grow -- has silvery-gray, woolly leaves and bears spikes of lilac flowers in late summer. Native to mountainous Spain.

Ledum glandulosum (Ericaceae) (45x75,Z4,P,L,3:8w) ......................................................... 100 seeds / $3.50

 32550.20  (W) Idaho Co., ID, 7400ft, 2256m.  Small shrubs with leathery, evergreen leaves fragrant of sandalwood. Terminal clusters of pure white flowers with protruding stamens.   Photo

Lepidium nanum (Brassicaceae) (2x16,Z4,P,L,1) ................................................................... 80 seeds / $4.00

 58158.20  (W) Nye Co., NV, 5200ft, 1585m.  Tiny sessile cream flowers stud rock-hard green cushions. On fine white ash deposits.   Photo

Leptodactylon californicum (Polemoniaceae) (90x55,Z6,P,L,2) ............................................. 50 seeds / $4.00

 12154.10  (W) Santa Barbara Co., CA, 1350ft, 410m.  Wiry stems of acicular leaves and masses of large, bright deep pink flowers with a white eye. Blooms in under a year from seed.

Lesquerella alpina (Brassicaceae) (5x8,Z5,P,L,3:6w) …………………………............….... 50 seeds / $3.00

 15470.11  (W) Garfield Co., UT, 8000ft, 2439m.  Dense tufts of linear, silvery-white leaves bear broad umbel-like clusters of yellow. On limestone hills.

Lesquerella arizonica (2x7,Z5,P,L,2) .................................................................................... 70 seeds / $3.50

 07440.27  (W) Coconino Co., AZ, 6500ft, 1982m.   Very compact buns of gray linear leaves turn solid yellow in the spring.

Lesquerella intermedia (4x6,Z5,P,L,2) ……………………………………….........…….... 60 seeds / $3.50

 55878.15  (W) Emery Co., UT, 7000ft, 2134m.  Tufts of gray, long-spatulate leaves and yellow flowers.

Lesquerella ovalifolia (6x8, Z5, P, L, 3:4w) .......................................................................... 90 seeds / $3.00

 69015.14  (W) Fremont Co., CO, 4800ft, 1465m.  Intensely silver, oval leaves and racemes of yellow.

Lesquerella subumbellata (2x3,Z4,P,L,3:6w) ....................................................................... 70 seeds / $3.50

 85587.17  (W) Uintah Co., UT, 7550ft, 2302m.  Tiny silver-gray tufts with very short scapes of yellow flowers.

Leucophyllum frutescens (Scrophulariaceae) (150x120,Z7,P,L,1) ............................ 100 seeds / $3.50 30758.17 (W) Doña Ana Co., NM, 4400ft, 1340m. Eye-catching, silver-gray bushes are nearly everblooming and are especially colorful after rains. The Penstemon-like blossoms are violet with white throats and gold speckles. Used extensively in Chihuahuan Desert landscaping.

Lewisia brachycalyx (Portulacaceae) (4x9,Z5,P,L,3:8w) ............................................ 80 seeds / $5.00 10770.26 (W) Coconino Co., AZ, 7200ft, 2195m. From flat rosettes of deep-green, spatulate leaves arise spectacular bouquets of bowl-shaped, sessile flowers. Normally pure white, there are some wonderful deep pink forms in this population. I've had two-year-old plants bloom but it takes up to 5 years to build a mature crown sporting dozens of blossoms. Summer dormant and deciduous.   Photo

Lewisia columbiana (Portulacaceae) (16x18,Z5,P,L,3:8w) ................................................... 100 seeds / $3.50

 12750.20  (W) Chelan Co., WA, 5700ft, 1738m.  Rosettes of fleshy, oblanceolate leaves bear loose panicles of starry, pinkish-magenta flowers with darker stripes. On ridge crests of fractured basalt.    Photo

Lewisia columbiana ssp. rupicola (Portulacaceae) (10x10,Z5,P,L,3:8w) .................. 40 seeds / $4.00 12752.27 (W) Clatsop Co., OR, 2800ft, 854m. The deep rose-claret-flowered form.

Lewisia columbiana v. wallowensis (8x12,Z5,P,L,3:8w) ................................................ 100 seeds / $4.00 12753.12 (W) Idaho Co., ID, 7600ft, 2317m. A much dwarfer form here. Small rosettes bear myriad branching stems with hundreds of pale pink flowers. On metamorphic volcanic ridges near timberline.

Lewisia cotyledon v. howellii (26x24,Z7,P,L,3:8w) ................................................. 100 seeds / $4.50 12781.11 (W) Shasta Co., CA, 3125ft, 953m. Luxurious plants with long, undulate-margined leaves and numerous flower clusters of soft pink. Photo

Lewisia leana (pink) (18x16,Z6,P,L,3:8w) ................................................................ 50 seeds / $4.00 54230.21 (W) Siskiyou Co., CA, 6050ft, 1845m. Acid-green rosettes of erect, quill-shaped leaves bear panicles of numerous small deep pink flowers. On N-facing outcrops of serpentine. Photo

Lewisia oppositifolia (12x15,Z6,P,L,3:8w) ................................................................... 40 seeds / $4.00 77070.48 (W) Josephine Co., OR, 2400ft, 732m. From thick root-stumps sprout blunt-tipped, lance-shaped leaves and several 4"-6" stalks bearing numerous white, frilly flowers. In W-facing, serpentine soils.    Photo

Lewisia rediviva (Mariposa form) (4x10,Z6,P,L,3:8w) ........................................... 100 seeds / $5.00 74316.87 (W) Mariposa Co., CA, 2100ft, 640m. Unusual form of dense tufts of slender leaves with a tendency to curl somewhat. Prolific, sumptuous pink flowers.Photo

Lewisia rediviva v. minor (Portulacaceae) (5x7,Z5,P,L,3:8w) ..................................... 80 seeds / $4.00 74315.61 (W) Lander Co., NV, 7730ft, 2357m. A robust, isolated population growing on S-facing, fractured rhyolite. The photo shows a cluster of seed pods. Photo

Lewisia rediviva v. minor (3x5,Z5,P,L,3:8w) …………………………………............….... 90 seeds / $3.50

 74315.45  (W) Mono Co., CA, 8000ft, 2439m.  Dwarfer than the Nevada population but perhaps only because of the higher altitude.

Lewisia tweedyi (20x20,Z6,P,L,4:8w) ............................................................................ 40 seeds / $5.00 78932.88 (W) Chelan Co., WA, 1900ft, 580m. Considered the finest Lewisia. Some botanists regard this sp. worthy of its own genus given seed differences and its refusal to cross with other Lewisia spp. Broad, wavy, obovate leaves bear handfuls of pale pink, apricot or peach flowers, suffused with yellow, each over 2" in diameter. Germination erratic: hold flats at least 2 years.   Photo

Liatris punctata (Asteraceae) (18x12,Z5,P,C,1) ........................................................... 40 seeds / $3.00 70959.23 (W) Elbert Co., CO, 6650ft, 2027m. Ubiquitous Prairie native with upright feathery spikes of purple-pink in late summer.

Ligularia holmii (Asteraceae) (9x12,Z3,P,L,1) ............................................................... 40 seeds / $4.00 35754.25 (W) Park Co., CO, 12460ft, 3798m. Essentially a more robust version of L. soldanella with larger yellow flowers and sparsely-dentate, leathery leaves, the reverse beet-purple.

Lilium bolanderi (Liliaceae) (35x15,Z6,P,C,5) .............................................................. 20 seeds / $5.00 10756.18 (W) Josephine Co., OR, 3250ft, 991m. One of the most regal of all lilies with several trumpets deep reddish-orange to reddish-purple, heavily speckled, atop 1 to 2 foot stems, whorled with thick, textured leaves. Very choice. Photo

Lilium X bolanderi (115x24,Z6,P,C,5) ........................................................................ 50 seeds / $5.00 10776.18 (W) Josephine Co., OR, 3500ft, 1067m. I believe this small population of a dozen plants or so to be a hybrid swarm between L. bolanderi (farther up this mountain) and perhaps L. rubescens or possibly L. washingtonianum, both of which are reported on nearby mountain slopes. Flowers not seen but 3 of the plants are tall with numerous flowers and there are several plants of intermediate size, ranging down to the size of pure L. bolanderi. The germination code reflects the larger plants.

Lilium columbianum (Liliaceae) (50x18,Z5,P,C,5) .......................................................... 100 seeds / $4.00 12755.22 (W) Jefferson Co., WA, 5375ft, 1638m. A dwarf form with reflexed, nodding orange flowers, speckled reddish, as full-sized as on the normal (taller) forms.

Lilium formosanum (160x30,Z6,P,EC,5) .......................................................................... 80 seeds / $4.00 30773.03 This "giant form" bears several white lilies up to 10 inches long atop tall stems clothed in linear leaves. Easy from seed, can bloom within 1-2 years of sowing.

Lilium pardalinum ssp. pardalinum (120x25,Z6,P,C,5) .......................................... 50 seeds / $4.00 70175.18 (W) Josephine Co., OR, 1700ft, 518m. Orange, spotted flowers with strongly recurved tepals shaded red at the tips. Streamside location.

Linanthastrum nuttallii (Polemoniaceae) (14x18,Z3,P,L,3:6w) .................................. 90 seeds / $3.50 58978.26 (W) Grand Co., CO, 9340ft, 2848m. From a central rootstalk arises scores of stems covered with needled leaves in whorls at intervals. White, tubular flowers emanate from every node. Somewhat fragrant like curry.

Linaria purpurea (Scrophulariaceae) (40x18, Z5, P, L, 1) ………………………................ 100 seeds / $2.50

 70974.03  From clumps of linear, glaucous leaves erupt dense racemes of innumerable purple-violet flowers with curved spurs.

Linum kingii (Linaceae) (7x12,Z5,P,GL,3:6w) ............................................................ 80 seeds / $4.00 52558.46 (W) Cache Co., UT, 9000ft, 2745m. Highly ornamental, powder-blue, spiraling foliage sprouts heads of lemon yellow flowers with helicopter-like petals. Loves calcareous soils.

Linum rigidum (Linaceae) (10x12,A,C,3:6w) ....................................................................... 100 seeds / $3.00

 74532.27  (W) Baca Co., CO, 5100ft, 1555m.  Attractive and long-blooming annuals which appeared by the millions in southeast Colorado in the spring of 2007, turning whole fields apricot.   Photo

Lobelia sessiliflora (Lobeliaceae) (75x18,Z5,P,L,3:6w) ......................................................... 40 seeds / $3.00

 76376.09    Spikes lined with numerous tri-lobed, blue flowers.  Japan.

Lobivia aurea ssp. leucomalla (Cactaceae) (14x8,Z5b,P,L,2) ................................... 30 seeds / $3.00 08752.05 Thompson cult., ex Argentina. TC041 Single stems with fine white, hair-like stems. Giant bright yellow flowers.

Lomatium columbianum (Apiaceae) (90x50,Z7,P,C,3:8w) ............................................ 30 seeds / $4.00 12756.43 (W) Klickitat Co., WA, 400ft, 122m. Huge mounds of blue, dissected, glaucous foliage carry umbels of red to deep pink flowers very early in the spring, followed by enormous fruit. On basalt. Photo

Lomatium dissectum v. multifidum (100x65,Z4,P,C,4:8w) .................................................. 30 seeds / $3.00

 15591.46  (W) Custer Co., ID, 6000ft, 1829m.   Impressive plants with expansive, feathery, emerald-green leaves and broad umbels of deep purplish flowers. This is the hardiest population yet found.

Lomatium grayi (Apiaceae) (15x15,Z5,P,C,4:8w) .......................................................... 30 seeds / $3.50 32750.52 (W) Lincoln Co., ID, 4800ft, 1463m. Very finely dissected, aromatic foliage, with the finest segments lying in different planes, giving rise to a three-dimensional effect. Yellow umbels. Photo

Lomatium latilobum (22x20,Z5,P,RC,4:8w) ................................................................... 80 seeds / $4.00 54178.18 (W) Grand Co., UT, 5200ft, 1585m. Glossy, dissected, aromatic leaves form a large tuft over which spring numerous heads of yellow flowers as soon as the weather warms up. Globular heads of seed clusters form about a month later. Prefers E-facing exposures at the base of sandy cliffs. Photo shows seed heads forming right after the yellow flowers have disappeared. Photo

Lomatium macrocarpum (Apiaceae) (12x14,Z6,P,C,4:8w) ............................................ 40 seeds / $3.50 56113.23 (W) Chelan Co., WA, 5700ft, 1738m. Large white umbels over finely pinnate gray leaves.

Lomatium mohavense (Apiaceae) (10x10,Z6,P,RC,4:8w) ......................................... 40 seeds / $4.00 56735.17 (W) San Bernadino Co., CA, 6150ft, 1875m. Hairy, dissected foliage sports short-stemmed umbels of blackish flowers.Photo

Lotus mearnsii (Fabaceae) (5x24,Z5,P,SC,1) ........................................................................ 40 seeds / $4.00

 56217.10  (W) Navajo Co., AZ, 6200ft, 1890m.  Endemic to a restricted area of Arizona is this outstanding silver mat-former. Gorgeous masses of butter yellow and peach-pink pea-flowers cover the plants in late spring.

Luetkea pectinata (Rosaceae) (9x60,Z6,P,L,1) .............................................................. 100 seeds / $3.50 70312.43 (W) Yakima Co., WA, 5500ft, 1677m. The mossy-looking rosettes form extensive, bright-green carpets on the forest floor up to 30 feet across. Short spikes of creamy-yellow flowers.

Lupinus arizonicus (45x20,A,SC,1) ......................................................................... 70 seeds / $3.00 07459.10 (W) San Diego Co., CA, 650ft, 198m. This annual produces several stems of pink to magenta flowers over semi-succulent foliage. Photo

Lychnis alpina (Caryophyllaceae) (14x16,Z4,P,L,3:4w) ......................................................... 40 seeds / $3.00

 15472.06    Ex Austria.   Leafy tufts bear many compact heads of deep pink to purple-pink flowers.

Lychnis miqueliana (55x25, Z5, P, L, 3:6w) ….............................……………............…..... 40 seeds / $3.00

 56572.14  Plants bear several stems clothed in ovate leaves and heads of numerous apricot flowers.

Lysichiton americanum (Araceae) (65x70,Z6,P,C,3:6w) ............................................. 30 seeds / $3.50 05637.22 (W) Clackamas Co., OR, 1700ft, 518m. Huge obovate leaves arranged like a "Bird's Nest fern" with lemon yellow spathes enclosing an ill-smelling spadix of yellow-green flowers. Found in or near boggy areas.

Macronema discoideum (Asteraceae) (35x35,Z3,P,C,2) ....................................................... 40 seeds / $3.00

 15586.27  (W) Lake Co., CO, 10800ft, 3293m.  Small shrubs of fragrant foliage (faintly of cinnamon) are topped with creamy heads resembling shaving brushes in late summer.

Mahonia fremontii (Berberidaceae) (150x90,Z5,P,C,2) ............................................. 40 seeds / $3.50 30755.36 (W) Grand Co., UT, 4134ft, 1260m. Attractive bushes covered with blue-green, holly-like leaves. Yellow flower clusters are followed by drooping, purplish to reddish, papery fruits. Bases of sandstone cliffs.

Maihuenia poeppigii (Cactaceae) (6x60,Z6,P,GL,4:6w) ............................................. 40 seeds / $4.00 70638.07 Prickly mats with white spines and small finger-like, terete leaves. Yellow flowers appear in summer and are followed by egg-like capsules. Expertly cultivated by one of my customers in Utah.

Mammillaria heyderi (Cactaceae) (6x10,Z6,P,L,2) ............................................................... 40 seeds / $3.50

 35308.29  (W) Mitchell Co., TX. JRT4184  Golden-yellow spines in this population.

Mammillaria heyderi v. nova (Cactaceae) (4x6,Z6,P,L,2) ........................................ 40 seeds / $4.00 35309.13 (W) Wichita Co., TX, 1000ft, 305m. JRT4182 Flat stems only 3" or less in diameter but with much longer spines than usual. The radials are 7/16" long and the centrals are 5/16" long, in a wine-red color. Creamy white, pink-tinged flowers with mid-stripes. Likely a new variant.

Mammillaria meiacantha (2x15, Z6, P, L, 2) ........................................................................ 90 seeds / $3.00

 56251.10  (W) Eddy Co., NM, 5750ft, 1753m.  Flat bodies with prominent tubercles bearing pink flowers followed by red fruits.

Mammillaria meiacantha (15x8,Z6,P,L,2) ………………………………………................ 40 seeds / $3.00

 56251.25  (W) Pecos Co., TX, 3200ft, 976m. JRT4191  Giant stems over 6" in diameter by 3" tall. Metallic-hued flowers often in double rings, white with tannish mid-stripes, followed by reddish-purple fruits.

Mammillaria meiacantha (4x8,Z6,P,L,2) ……………………………….............………..... 40 seeds / $3.00

 56251.35  (W) San Miguel Co., NM, 4000ft, 1220m. JRT5191  Nice blue-green-tinted stems about 4" in diameter. Flowers and fruits like 56251.25.

Mammillaria meridiorosei (Cactaceae) (8x4,Z7,P,L,2) ......................................................... 40 seeds / $3.00

 56384.29  Ex Hidalgo Co., NM, (Thompson). DC531  Densely-spined, small barrels / nice pink to purple flowers.

Mammillaria mystax (Cactaceae) (20x10,Z8,P,GL,2) ................................................. 40 seeds / $3.00 56978.02 Thompson cult., ex Hidalgo, MX. JRT042 Sphaerical stems elongating in time with white, brown-tipped spines. Very woolly inner stem and crown. Purplish-pink flowers in rings with red fruits.

Mammillaria spinosissima (30x12,Z8,P,GL,2) ............................................................. 40 seeds / $3.00 76733.02 Thompson cult., ex Hidalgo, MX. JRT043 "Big Red." Columnar, dark bluish-green stems with dark red spines. Small reddish-pink to purple flowers in rings with green to pinkish fruit.

Maurandya acerifolia (Scrophulariaceae) (2x24, Z8, P, L, 1) …………...............………..... 80 seeds / $3.00

 01238.11  (W) Maricopa Co., AZ, 2900ft, 884m.  Scalloped, hairy, maple-shaped leaves bear 3/4” long, tubular white flowers, shading to pale yellow in the throat.  On E-facing cliffs of rhyolite.

Maurandya wislizenii (100x60, Z7, P, L, 3:6w) …………………………………................ 40 seeds / $3.00

 92586.14  (W) Socorro Co., NM, 4800ft, 1463m.  Vines with sagittate leaves, striking 1” soft blue flowers.

Meconopsis aff. horridula (Papaveraceae) (40x25,Z4,B,L,1) ..................................... 100 seeds / $3.50 35783.13 (W) Waha Mtn., China. Bristly rosettes bolt in summer displaying racemes of dark blue poppy-flowers.

Mentzelia decapetala (Loasaceae) (70x16,Z5,P,L,3:4w) ........................................... 40 seeds / $3.50 15322.16 (W) Fremont Co., CO, 5765ft, 1758m. Large, satin-white flowers with ten slender petals and numerous long stamens give a starburst effect, opening in the evening. Coarse ripply foliage with a sandpaper texture on single stout stems.   Photo

Mentzelia involucrata (Loasaceae) (9x15,A,L,1) .................................................... 100 seeds / $3.50 56890.17 (W) San Diego Co., CA, 1300ft, 396m. Squat desert annuals with bristly leaves and large, pearly flowers of ghostly beauty. The flowers are delicately veined orangish-brown and the leaves are scarcely toothed.Photo

Mentzelia jonesii (12x12,A,L,1) ............................................................................... 100 seeds / $3.50 50768.17 (W) Kern Co., CA, 2850ft, 870m. Scores of bright golden-yellow flowers on this unusual desert annual.Photo

Mentzelia multicaulis (10x12,Z4,P,L,3:8w) ................................................................. 20 seeds / $4.00 56965.16 (W) Rio Blanco Co., CO, 8500ft, 2591m. Strange even for this genus. Twisting, sinuous, tortuous white stems interweaving into each other bear small bright yellow flowers. On white oil shale. Seed limited.

Mentzelia tricuspis (10x20,A,L,1) .............................................................................. 80 seeds / $3.50 78765.17 (W) Clark Co., NV, 1700ft, 518m. Similar to M. involucrata, although flowers that are just opening have a definite yellow throat which fades to snow white as the flower ages. The leaves also tend to be more deeply toothed than M. involucrata.Photo

Mohavea confertiflora (Scrophulariaceae) (12x8,A,RL,2) ........................................ 100 seeds / $3.50 12768.77 (W) Yuma Co., AZ, 2150ft, 656m. "Ghost Flower." Lovely desert annuals of tufts with velvety, lance-shaped leaves and pale, creamy-yellow flowers liberally flecked with maroon spots.Photo

 

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