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Mertensia brevistyla ((Boraginaceae) (14x18,Z3,P,L,3:8w) .................................................. 40 seeds / $5.00

 30986.18  (W) Mesa Co., CO, 9100ft, 2774m.  A choice dwarf species with silvery leaves covered with stiff hairs on the upper surface and tightly-packed, nodding clusters of long, bright blue trumpets. W-facing, subalpine slopes of gravelly loam.

Mertensia ciliata (Boraginaceae) (90x40,Z3,P,L,3:8w) .................................................. 30 seeds / $3.50 12564.24 (W) Gunnison Co., CO, 9980ft, 3043m. One of the tallest Mertensias -- this population is about hip-high. Wide, bluish-gray leaves, typical pendulous blue bells.

Mertensia lanceolata (Boraginaceae) (15x20,Z4,P,L,3:6w) ........................................ 40 seeds / $4.00 54168.16 (W) Elbert Co., CO, 6650ft, 2027m. A lovely bluebell found chiefly on the meadows and hillsides of the eastern Plains, often in pine duff. Glaucous blue, narrow leaves and blue/pink flowers with the occasional albino. Photo

Mertensia macdougalii (15x12,Z5,P,L,3:6w) ........................................................................ 30 seeds / $5.00

 56122.10  (W) Coconino Co., AZ, 6850ft, 2088m.  Glaucous, gray-green, widely-ovate foliage bears compact nodding clusters of bluebells.  Distinctive and beautiful endemic of pine forests in northern Arizona.   Photo

Mertensia viridis (velvet form) (12x15,Z4,P,L,3:6w) ........................................................... 50 seeds / $5.00

 90584.48  (W) Park Co., WY, 7700ft, 2348m.  Robust population with wonderfully-hairy leaves on both sides, like velvet.  Nodding blue flower bells.  On gravelly loam over limestone substrate.

Mertensia viridis (18x28,Z3,P,C,3:6w) ....................................................................... 30 seeds / $4.00 90584.33 (W) Carbon Co., WY, 7650ft, 2332m. This robust population displays nodding clusters of beautiful, deep blue to pink bells terminating stems clothed in a few lanceolate, glabrous, green leaves.

Michauxia campanuloides (Campanulaceae) (120x35,Z5,B,L,1) ............................. 100 seeds / $4.00 12167.14 (W) Anamur to Alanya, Turkey. From a rosette of bristly, toothed, lanceolate leaves erupts a stout raceme bearing myriad pendant white flowers with reflexed petals tinged purple on the reverse. A showstopper in full bloom.

Mimulus aurantiacus v. pubescens (Scrophulariaceae) (40x30,Z8,P,L,1) ............... 100 seeds / $3.00 08753.15 (W) Ventura Co., CA, 1800ft, 550m. Flowers not seen, probably in the orange range. Herbarium records seem to indicate this variety is prevalent here.

Mimulus bigelovii v. cuspidata (10x14,A,L,3:6w) …………………………..........…….... 100 seeds / $3.00

 10543.25  (W) Esmeralda Co., NV, 7200ft, 2195m.  Squat, glandular plants with cuspidate, overlapping leaves. Deep magenta flowers with gold-speckled, white-bearded throats protrude from every axil.

Mimulus cardinalis (80x20, Z6, P, L, 1) ............................................................................. 100 seeds / $3.00

 12184.10  (W) Butte Co., CA, 1600ft, 488m.  Sticky foliage bears intense red blossoms in every axil.

Mimulus cusickii (15x12, A, L, 3:4w) ................................................................................. 100 seeds / $3.00

 12986.15  (W) Wheeler Co., OR, 3300ft, 1006m.  Globes of sticky foliage, flowers of luminous rose-pink.

Mimulus eastwoodiae (Scrophulariaceae) (8x60,Z5,P,L,1) ............................................ 100 seeds / $4.00 21867.22 (W) Delta Co., CO, 6050ft, 1845m. Grows on vertical and overhanging walls of sandstone seeps. Glandular, dentate foliage produces large, sumptuous, pendant scarlet flowers. Rare endemic.   Photo

Mimulus guttatus (Scrophulariaceae) (12x20,Z3,P,L,1) ................................................ 100 seeds / $3.50 32988.24 (W) Gunnison Co., CO, 10500ft, 3201m. Bright yellow flowers with orange spots in the throat, very floriferous. Along the margins of and in the stream from an alpine lake spillway.

Mimulus jungermannioides (Scrophulariaceae) (6x24,Z6,P,L,1) ......................................... 100 seeds / $3.50

 50968.10  (W) Sherman Co., OR, 250ft, 76m.  Viscid herbage bearing multitudes of small yellow, orange-speckled flowers.  Creeps up and down vertical basalt walls.

Mimulus lewisii (60x28, Z3, P, L, 1) ................................................................................... 100 seeds / $2.50

 54402.11  (W) Carbon Co., WY, 9400ft, 2866m. Bicolored fls of magenta or rose with yellow throats.

Mimulus luteus (50x20, Z6, P, L, 1) ................................................................................... 100 seeds / $3.00

 54988.11  (W) Farellones, Reg. Metro., Chile, 6400ft, 1951m.  Large yellow flowers sporting a prominent red blotch on the lower lip.

Mimulus primuloides ssp. linearifolius (7x20, Z5, P, L, 1) ................................................ 100 seeds / $3.00

 70755.14  (W) Siskiyou Co., CA, 6100ft, 1860m.  Mats of hundreds of yellow, orange-blotched flowers.

Mimulus ringens (65x25,Z4,P,L,1) ...................................................................................... 100 seeds / $3.00

 74568.06  Robust plants with smooth stems and toothed leaves produce hundreds of blue to lavender flowers for weeks in late summer.

Mimulus tricolor (2x7,A,L,3:6w) .................................................................................... 100 seeds / $3.50 78764.44 (W) Shasta Co., CA, 3550ft, 1082m. Tiny tufts of clammy foliage bear numerous pink, magenta and yellow flowers. Sandy volcanic soil in vernally-moist depressions.   Photo

Minuartia laricifolia (Caryophyllaceae) (12x20,Z5,P,L,1) ............................................... 100 seeds / $3.50 54184.01 Mats of acerose leaves bear starry white flowers in spring. Good for crevices.

Monarda austromontana (Lamiaceae) (35x25, Z5, B, L, 1) …………………..........…...... 100 seeds / $2.50

 09867.08  Handsome plants with hairy foliage and whorled stems of pink flowers.

Monarda bradburiana (Lamiaceae) (50x20,Z4,P,L,3:8w) ............................................. 100 seeds / $3.00 10771.06 A wonderful, minty, dwarf Bee Balm with heads of pink flowers from late spring deep into summer.

Monarda pectinata (16x10, A, L, 1) ……………………………………...........……….... 100 seeds / $2.50

 70322.21  (W) Harding Co., NM, 4500ft, 1372m.  Skewered cream, pale pink or pale lavender heads.

Monardella odoratissima (Lamiaceae) (20x24,Z5,P,L,3:12w) ............................................. 100 seeds / $3.50

 61578.58  (W) Beaver Co., UT, 10600ft, 3232m.  Bright lavender to violet heads over very minty fragrant foliage.  On S-facing volcanic slopes.   Photo

Morina longifolia (Morinaceae) (100x25,Z6,P,C,3:8w) ......................................................... 20 seeds / $4.00

 54772.07    An odd plant from alpine regions in Bhutan with spiny leaves in whorls and heads of numerous pink and white flowers in interrupted whorls.

Musineon tenuifolium (Apiaceae) (10x12,Z4,P,C,4:8w) ..................................................... 80 seeds / $3.50 78368.13 (W) Weld Co., CO, 5200ft, 1585m. Stiff, dark-green, aromatic, finely-dissected, almost plastic-looking foliage bears heads of bright yellow. On N-facing, sandy clay slopes. Photo

Nama lobbii (Hydrophyllaceae) (8x20,Z6,P,GL,3:4w) ..................................................... 100 seeds / $3.50 54730.24 (W) Shasta Co., CA, 4150ft, 1265m. Deep lavender to purple, tubular flowers are borne in both axillary and terminal clusters along the hispid stems and leaves as they gradually creep to form colonies.   Photo

Nama rothrockii (12x60, Z6, P, L, 3:4w) .............................................................................. 90 seeds / $2.50

 74798.14  (W) Tulare Co., CA, 7000ft, 2134m.  A groundcover with hairy, cuneate leaves and golfball-sized bristly globes of violet flowers.  Slowly forms nice colonies rhizomatously.   Photo

Narthecium californicum (Liliaceae) (30x12,Z5,P,L,3:8w) ................................................... 100 seeds / $3.50

 12174.20  (W) Josephine Co., OR, 1700ft, 518m.  Clumps of grass-like foliage bear racemes of greenish-yellow, starry flowers with woolly stamens.

Neolloydia conoidea (8x12,Z7,P,GL,2) ................................................................................. 40 seeds / $3.50

 12775.19  (W) Pecos Co., TX, 5800ft, 1768m. JRT4175 Cylindric, semi-clumping small barrels with short, black centrals, woolly towards the apex.  Wide-petaled, magenta flowers.

Neolloydia johnsonii (Cactaceae) (12x10,Z7,P,GL,3:6w) ......................................... 40 seeds / $4.00 50754.21 (W) Clark Co., NV, 1900ft, 580m. Large, iridescent-violet to pink blossoms on robust barrels. On limestone hills. Photo

Neolloydia johnsonii v. lutescens (Cactaceae) (13x9,Z8,P,GL,2) .......................................... 40 seeds / $3.50

 50755.18  (W) Yavapai Co., AZ, 3000ft, 915m.  Solitary barrels covered with dense, thick, gray-purple spines.  Chartreuse flowers with red throats.   Photo

Nicotiana glauca (Solanaceae) (250x120,Z8,P,L,1) ..................................................... 100 seeds / $3.50 32552.25 (W) Riverside Co., CA, 2000ft, 610m. Small trees with ovate glaucous-blue leaves and clusters of primrose-yellow tubular flowers.

Nolina bigelovii (Agavaceae) (100x100, Z7, P, C, 1) ……………………………................ 90 seeds / $2.50

 10552.18  (W) Mohave Co., CA, 3200ft, 976m.  Magnificent cream spires over globes of narrow, sharp leaves.

Nolina greenei (Agavaceae) (110x135,Z5,P,C,1) ........................................................ 100 seeds / $4.00 32776.35 (W) San Miguel Co., NM, 5875ft, 1791m. Populations of Nolina texana located in north-central New Mexico and southern Colorado have been reclassified as N. greenei due to genetic differences from true N. texana. All seed offered by us as Nolina texana in the past should be relabeled as N. greenei. Short inflorescences of creamy flowers over grassy clumps.   Photo

Nolina microcarpa (150x100,Z6,P,C,1) ................................................................................ 75 seeds / $3.50

 56532.29  (W) Coconino Co., AZ, 6400ft, 1951m.  Long panicles of creamy flowers soar over coarse clumps of grass-like foliage.

Nolina parryi (360x180,Z8,P,C,2) ........................................................................................ 70 seeds / $4.00

 70196.60  (W) San Bernardino Co., CA 3800ft.  Huge, thick, thatched trunks bear globose heads of long, thin, non-serrated green leaves. Old specimens may have 2 or 3 heads. Gigantic inflorescences at least as tall as the plants bear thousands of whitish florets.   Photo

Nothochelone nemarosa (Scrophulariaceae) (42x24,Z6,P,RL,4:12w) ………….........…….. 50 seeds / $3.00

 58376.25  (W) Lane Co., OR, 5600ft, 1707m.  A Penstemon cousin with flattened, violet-blue flowers in a panicle over coarsely-serrated leaves. The lower flower lip is often paler, such as lavender.

Oenothera caespitosa v. navajoensis (Onagraceae) (7x14,Z5,P,L,2) ............................ 50 seeds / $3.50 12046.35 (W) Wayne Co., UT, 4515ft, 1377m. This compact form has short-tubed flowers that are only a bit smaller than the typical O. caespitosa. The scarcely-dentate leaves are covered with short hairs but are not as hairy as O. caespitosa v. crinita. The flowers fade to a deep pink. On caliche.   Photo

Oenothera howardii (Onagraceae) (12x15,Z5,P,L,4:8w) ................................................... 15 seeds / $3.50 35822.35 (W) Kane Co., UT, 5700ft, 1738m. Enormous yellow flowers from erect blue-green tufts of oval leaves. This population growing on W-facing slopes of sandy clay. Very limited amounts.   Photo

Oenothera macrocarpa (14x18,Z6,P,L,3:6w) ....................................................................... 40 seeds / $3.50

 56142.27  (W) Hill Co., TX, 1200ft, 366m.  Large bright yellow flowers arising from the base, followed by huge winged fruits.

Oenothera organensis (35x12,Z7,P,L,1) ………………………………….......................... 60 seeds / $3.50

 80432.06     Numerous semi-prostrate stems sprouting from a rootstalk bear grayish-green, roughly pubescent leaves and large yellow flowers with very long tubes along each stem. An uncommon species very locally endemic in the wild (Organ Mts. near Las Cruces.)

Oligosporus pacificus (Asteraceae) (30x10,Z4,B,L,1) ........................................................ 100 seeds / $2.50

 70142.16  (W) Elbert Co., CO, 6650ft, 2027m.   (=Artemisia campestris.) Tufted clumps of finely-cut, velvety-pubescent, blue-gray leaves. Dense spikes of insignificant flowers. This taxon was split into O. caudatus which is plain green, and O. pacificus which has by far the more attractive foliage.

Opuntia aurea X erinacea (Cactaceae) (18x60,Z6,P,C,2) .................................................. 12 seeds / $3.50 08754.16 (W) Washington Co., UT, 4200ft, 1280m. DB Yellow flowers on pads up to 7" across.

Opuntia aurea X polyacantha (15x26,Z4,P,C,3:6w) ..................................................... 30 seeds / $3.50 08755.16 (W) Piute Co., UT, 8500ft, 2591m. JRT610 Round pads about 3.5" diameter with growth habit like O. polyacantha and lack of spines somewhat like O. aurea. Thickened brown areoles with glochids throughout the pads which turn a beautiful dark purple color in winter. Light pink flowers.

Opuntia basilaris (Cactaceae) (15x25,Z7,P,C,2) ……..…………………...........………..... 30 seeds / $3.00

 10206.25  (W) Clark Co., NV, 2500ft, 762m.  Ice-blue pads bear no spines save for the glochids. Violet to magenta flowers. This population growing on old lava flows.   Photo

Opuntia basilaris v. heilii (Cactaceae) (12x30,Z5,P,C,2) ................................................. 35 seeds / $3.50 10207.25 (W) Wayne Co., UT, 4515ft, 1377m. Spineless pads except for the glochids, flowers in the pink to magenta range.   Photo

Opuntia clavata (8x40, Z6, P, C, 2) ...................................................................................... 60 seeds / $3.00

 12553.15  (W) Socorro Co., NM, 4900ft, 1494m.  Silver-gray mats of globose stems covered with dagger-like spines with reddish banding.  Yellow flowers in early summer.

Opuntia X coloradoensis (Cactaceae) (8x150,Z5,P,C,2) .................................................... 20 seeds / $4.00 12784.16 (W) Delta Co., CO, 5000ft, 1524m. DB A new species from western Colorado. Hybrid between O. fragilis and O. polyacantha ssp. hystricina. Small pads to 2" diameter, robust mats to 6 feet across. Flowers are about 80% magenta and 20% yellow in this population.   Photo

Opuntia cyclodes (40x120,Z6b,P,C,2) ............................................................................... 30 seeds / $3.50 12978.15 (W) San Miguel Co., NM. JRT5900 Giant, O. englemannii-type plants with beautiful, thick, light-green-blue-tinted pads covered with golden-yellow spines and glochids. Large, solid-yellow flowers with fruits that turn a dark purplish-red when mature.

Opuntia englemannii (40x35,Z5b,P,C,2) ............................................................................. 30 seeds / $3.50 38832.15 (W) Mt. Eldon, AZ, 7000ft, 2135m. TC099 Large, thick, light-green pads with straw-yellow spines. Yellow flowers with red fruits.

Opuntia heacockiae (Cactaceae) (10x30,Z4,P,C,2) ...................................................... 50 seeds / $4.00 35214.24 (W) Chaffee Co., CO, 8680ft, 2646m. A localized dwarf variety of O. polyacantha, slowly sprouting pads along horizontal root runners. Yellow flowers.

Opuntia macrorhiza "Ohio" (15x40,Z5,P,C,2) .................................................................. 30 seeds / $3.50 56143.06 Ex cult. Thompson. TC102 Unknown origin. Prolific grower of bright-green pads with a few white spines across the top edges. Large bicolored flowers of dark-red flaring to golden-yellow at the edges.

Opuntia phaeacantha X macrorhiza (Cactaceae) (45x60,Z5,P,C,2) .................................. 25 seeds / $3.50 70362.16 (W) Baca Co., CO, 4400ft, 1341m. DB Vigorous plants with pure yellow flowers, growing on sandstone.

Opuntia phaeacantha X macrorhiza (Cactaceae) (45x90,Z6,P,C,2) ................................. 30 seeds / $3.50 70362.26 (W) Kane Co., UT. DB Similar to the preceding but with red flowers on somewhat larger plants.

Opuntia phaeacantha X macrorhiza "woodsii" (Cactaceae) (60x120,Z7,P,C,2) ................ 30 seeds / $3.50 70363.16 (W) Washington Co., UT, 4200ft, 1280m. DB Very large plants with pink to red flowers.

Opuntia phaeacantha X macrorhiza "woodsii" (Cactaceae) (30x45,Z5,P,C,2) ................ 30 seeds / $3.50 70363.26 (W) Kane Co., UT, 6000ft, 1830m. DB Smaller plants than the preceding with similar range of pink to red flowers.   Photo

Opuntia phaeacantha X polyacantha (55x110,Z5,P,C,2) ............................................. 35 seeds / $3.50 70364.16 (W) Baca Co., CO, 4400ft, 1341m. DB Round, shiny pads with long, straight brown central spines bear banana yellow flowers with red filaments.

Opuntia phaeacantha X polyacantha ssp. hystricina (30x90,Z5,P,C,2) ................... 20 seeds / $3.50 70365.16 (W) Coconino Co., AZ, 4000ft, 1220m. DB Pink and yellow-flowered plants in this population. Large, sprawling plants with pads sporting dark brown centrals at the base of each spine, fading to white. Growing on Navajo sandstone.

Opuntia X phaeacantha "Winter Rainbow" (17x42,Z5,P,C,2) .................................. 30 seeds / $3.50 70361.16 (W) Cimarron Co., OK, 4000ft, 1220m. JRT2902 Thick, light-green pads with long, red-based spines with white ends. Large bundles of golden glochids. Medium-sized, yellow flowers with red patterns in the throat. Bright red fruits.

Opuntia X phaeacantha (30x90,Z5b,P,C,2) ................................................................. 30 seeds / $3.50 70361.25 (W) Socorro Co., NM. JRT5901 Giant bluish-green-tinted pads with nice black spines contrast with the red-centered, bright yellow flowers. Dark red fruits in late summer.

Opuntia polyacantha (12x60,Z5,P,C,2) …………………………….........………………... 40 seeds / $3.50

 70784.25  (W) Uintah Co., UT, 5300ft, 1616m.  Similar to my 1998 Rio Blanco Co., CO collection with beautiful strawberry-red flowers. There is some variation from deep pink to magenta.

Opuntia polyacantha (Cactaceae) (20x80,Z5,P,C,2) ...................................................... 40 seeds / $3.50 70784.36 (W) Pueblo Co., CO 4800ft, 1463m. DB A diverse population with flowers red, magenta, orange, yellow, white and all shades in between. Shaggy to short spines, individual pads can reach 8"-10" across and plants can reach 3 feet wide.   Photo1   Photo2

Opuntia pottsii (& hybrids mixed) (9x36,Z5b,P,C,2) .............................................. 30 seeds / $3.50 70808.06 Ex cult. Thompson. TC100 Mixed varieties with green to bluish-gray pads with white to golden-yellow spines. Red to golden-yellow glochids. Flowers in pink, red, gold and orange shades in solids and bicolors.

Opuntia pulchella (Cactaceae) (14x25,Z5,P,C,2) ...................................................... 20 seeds / $5.00 70984.21 (W) Washoe Co., NV, 4020ft, 1226m. Multiple cylindrical stems with dagger-like, white centrals, bearing apical pink to magenta flowers. On outwashes of white granite screes.

Opuntia X tortispina (Cactaceae) (60x90,Z5,P,C,2) .................................................... 40 seeds / $3.50 78804.16 (W) Fremont Co., CO, 6000ft, 1830m. DB Large plants with pads up to 10" across bearing twisted and angled spines and yellow flowers.

Opuntia ursina (40x40,Z7,P,C,2) ………………………………………………........…...... 30 seeds / $3.00

 00476.15  (W) Inyo Co., CA, 6800ft, 2073m.  Covered in long, white, flexible spines. Yellow flowers.

Opuntia X vaseyi (100x120,Z8,P,C,2) .......................................................................... 20 seeds / $3.50 90206.16 (W) Riverside Co., CA, 3200ft, 976m. DB Very dense diamond shaped pads with light brown spines and red flowers.

Oreoxis alpina (Apiaceae) (3x5,Z3,P,C,4:12w) ............................................................... 40 seeds / $4.00 18470.14 (W) Lake Co., CO, 12000ft, 3660m. Tiny caespitose tufts of bipinnate, linear leaves covered with short hairs ("hirtellous"), giving an overall ashy-gray sheen to the plants. Small yellow flowers on short stems transform into small balls of seed.

Oreoxis aff. bakeri (Apiaceae) (12x5,Z3,P,C,4:12w) ..................................................... 80 seeds / $4.00 10182.16 (W) Iron Co., UT, 11200ft, 3415m. Does not key out in the Utah Flora. Thought was Oreoxis bakeri but no records are from my locality. A somewhat more robust version of O. alpina with larger tufts and capitate flower clusters on the ends of long peduncles, up to 3"-4" long, arching back onto the ground. The O. bakeri records I consulted do not have such long peduncles, although they are longer than O. alpina. The flowers are bright yellow when fresh, aging to orangey-brown. On gently-sloping volcanic tundra.   Photo

Origanum calcaratum (Lamiaceae) (35x30,Z9,P,L,1) ............................................................ 30 seeds / $4.00

 12185.07  (W) ex  Little shrubs of grayish-white, woolly leaves and lots of pink flowers.

Origanum laevigatum (25x25,Z7,P,L,1) ............................................................................... 70 seeds / $3.50

 54042.07    Showy heads of red-purple bracts with long-tubed pink flowers. Burgundy leaves.

Orostachys spinosus (Crassulaceae) (12x30,Z5,B/P,L,3:8w) ................................................ 60 seeds / $4.00 76734.04 Ex cult., China. Tight, gray-green rosettes with soft spines on the leaf tips. Whitish flowers are held in a thick stalk. Monocarpic but often leaves behind a ring of living offsets.

Osteospermum ecklonis (Asteraceae) (12x30,Z9,P,C,1) ............................................. 35 seeds / $3.50 34252.06 (W) Calaveras Co., CA, 1550ft, 473m. Showy half-hardy perennial with evergreen foliage and bright purple flowers most of the summer. Collected from one of the gardens in Angel's Camp, California.   Photo

Oxytropis besseyi v. obnapiformis (Fabaceae) (20x24,Z4,P,SC,1) ....................................... 40 seeds / $3.50

 10404.19  (W) Moffat Co., CO, 6200ft, 1890m.  Clusters of brilliant violet and white flowers on rather large plants.  Growing in pure white sand.   Photo

Oxytropis besseyi v. ventosa (6x8,Z3,P,SC,1) .................................................................... 40 seeds / $4.00

 10406.17  (W) Park Co., WY, 8000ft, 2439m.  Capitate, brilliant rose-pink flowers on very short stems over silvery tufts.  On N-facing limestone slopes.   Photo

Oxytropis campanulata (Fabaceae) (18x16,Z4,P,SC,1) ................................................ 60 seeds / $3.00 12187.01 Tightly-packed, erect heads of magenta-purple over pinnate, green plants. A Russian native.

Oxytropis campestris v. cusickii (10x12,Z3,P,SC,1) ........................................................... 50 seeds / $3.00

 12186.14  (W) Lake Co., CO, 12050ft, 3675m.   Silvery, pinnate foliage and short racemes of creamy yellow from black, woolly buds.

Oxytropis lagopus (Fabaceae) (3x9,Z4,P,SC,1) ............................................................. 50 seeds / $4.00 54162.26 (W) Custer Co., ID, 8250ft, 2515m. Silver, woolly cushions and short racemes of brilliant violet-red. The buds have a peppery look due to the presence of black hairs. Found on limestone slopes. One of the most beautiful in the genus.   Photo

Oxytropis lambertii (Fabaceae) (12x14, Z4, P, SC, 1) ......................................................... 90 seeds / $2.00

 54186.17  (W) Elbert Co., CO, 6650ft, 2030m.  Flowers in shades of magenta, maroon, ruby and rose.

Oxytropis X lambertii (24x20,Z4,P,SC,1) ........................................................................... 100 seeds / $3.00

 54186.29  (W) Summit Co., CO, 9100ft, 2774m.  An apparent hybrid with O. sericea, this population displays an amazing assortment of colors: blue, lavender, magenta, pink and all shades in between.   Photo

Oxytropis megalantha (18x9, Z5, P, SC, 1) ......................................................................... 30 seeds / $2.50

 56362.04  Whitish hairy tufts bear scapes of bluish-purple to reddish-violet.  Rare Hokkaido native.

Oxytropis multiceps (Fabaceae) (4x12,Z4,P,SC,1) ...................................................... 40 seeds / $4.00 56984.33 (W) Albany Co., WY, 7560ft, 2305m. Low cushions of silver bear small pink pea-flowers followed by fat, fuzzy seeds pods in early spring. A cute xeric. Photo

Oxytropis nana (10x12, Z3, P, SC, 1) .................................................................................. 30 seeds / $3.50

 58188.13  (W) Carbon Co., WY, 6400ft, 1950m.  Large-flowered racemes from rosy-purple to white flushed pink over matted, woolly tufts.  Great Wyoming endemic.

Oxytropis oreophila (Fabaceae) (3x8,Z4,P,SC,1) .................................................................. 30 seeds / $4.00

 67438.18  (W) Beaver Co., UT, 11100ft, 3384m.  Very condensed cushions of bluish-gray, silky-hairy, pinnate leaves.  Purple, bluish or red-violet flowers, depending on age. On W-facing, wind-blown ridge crests of volcanic rock.

Oxytropis parryi (10x12,Z3,P,SC,1) ..................................................................................... 50 seeds / $3.00

 70204.15  (W) Park Co., CO, 12250ft, 3735m.   Tufts of silvery, pinnatifid leaves. Compact spikes of lavender-purple.

Oxytropis podocarpa (Fabaceae) (3x12,Z3,P,SC,1) .......................................................... 40 seeds / $4.00 70745.15 (W) Summit Co., CO, 12500ft, 3810m. Mats of rhizomatic stems with pinnatifid leaves bear lavender-purple flowers. Growing on steep, N-facing alpine tundra.   Photo

Oxytropis sericea (15x15,Z4,P,SC,1) ................................................................................... 90 seeds / $3.00

 76404.49  (W) Daggett Co., UT, 7450ft, 2271m.  Dwarf plants at this locality with large racemes of pure white, fragrant flowers.

Oxytropis splendens (Fabaceae) (16x12,Z3,P,SC,1) ........................................................ 100 seeds / $3.50 76722.25 (W) Park Co., CO, 10925ft, 3362m. Whorled, silvery leaves with woolly heads of pink.

Papaver kluanense (Papaveraceae) (10x8,Z3,P,L,3:4w) .................................................. 100 seeds / $4.00 52562.15 (W) Summit Co., CO, 12475ft, 3803m. Pale yellow to yellow-orange poppies grace hairy, cut foliage tufts. An attractive alpine dweller for the cooler side of your rock garden.

Parnassia palustris (Saxifragaceae) (12x5,Z4,P,L,3:8w) ............................................. 100 seeds / $3.50 70197.16 (W) Dolomites, 6850ft, 2090m, Italy. Tufts of small, fleshy, heart-shaped leaves bear short spikes with white, veined flowers, delicately fringed with stamens.

Parrya nudicaulis (Brassicaceae) (12x10,Z3,P,L,3:8w) .......................................................... 30 seeds / $6.00

 58955.88  (W) Park Co., WY, 10400ft.  One of the best alpine Crucifers I have come across.  Rosettes of dark-green, slightly-clammy, toothed leaves with tight clusters of bright rosy-pink, lilac-scented flowers.  On W-facing, steep, dolomitic screes.

Pedicularis crenulata (Scrophulariaceae) (18x9,Z4,P,C,3:12w) .................................... 100 seeds / $3.50 12763.16 (W) Chaffee Co., CO, 11250ft, 3430m. Mounds of finely-divided leaves sprout spikes of rosy-pink to rosy-purple flowers. Wet road embankment near timberline.

Pedicularis densiflora (Scrophulariaceae) (15x24,Z6,P,C,3:12w) ................................. 40 seeds / $5.00 15398.22 (W) Jackson Co., OR, 1550ft, 473m. Brilliant deep red to carmine inflorescences over doubly-toothed foliage often limned brownish-red. Grows in semi-shady pine duff. Early blooming with Erythronium hendersonii. Challenging in cultivation but well worth the effort. Photo1   Photo2

Pediocactus simpsonii (Cactaceae) (5x7,Z4,P,GL,3:4w) ..................................................... 40 seeds / $3.50 76597.54 (W) Sevier Co., UT, 7640ft, 2329m. Small barrels here with mostly reddish-black spines, flowers not seen but are probably pink. Growing on a gently-sloping, E-facing, dry montane meadow.

Pediocactus simpsonii (pink fls) (Cactaceae) (4x8,Z4,P,GL,3:4w) .................................... 30 seeds / $3.50 76597.75 (W) Douglas Co., CO, 6650ft, 2027m. Small solitary barrels with bright, deep pink flowers. Very nice form here on sandy rimrock. It was a cold day in late April, 2015 when I found this barrel just coming into bloom.

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Pediocactus simpsonii (snowball) (Cactaceae) (7x8,Z4,P,GL,3:4w) .................................. 40 seeds / $4.00 76597.47 (W) Jefferson Co., CO, 6700ft, 2043m. These barrels are so densely spined with short white spines that the plants look like little snowballs. Pink flowers.   Photo

Pediocactus simpsonii (white fls) (Cactaceae) (8x9,Z4,P,GL,3:4w) ....................................... 40 seeds / $3.50

 76598.18  (W) Uintah Co., UT, 8000ft, 2439m.  This population growing on limestone outcrops has creamy white flowers shading to a pale yellow throat.   Photo

Pediocactus simpsonii v. indranus (Cactaceae) (3x6,Z5,P,GL,3:8w) .......................... 40 seeds / $4.00 76595.12 (W) Custer Co., ID, 6375ft, 1944m. Small, flat barrels, often multi-headed, with pale pink flowers, on limestone alluvium.

Pelargonium endlicherianum (Geraniaceae) (20x24,Z5,P,SC,1) ...................................... 8 seeds / $5.00 39815.05 Caudex-former with numerous scapes of deep rosy-pink flowers hovering like butterflies.   Photo

Pennisetum setaceum (Poaceae) (110x45,Z6,P,L,1) ............................................................. 40 seeds / $3.00

 76418.19  (W) Gila Co., AZ, 2100ft, 640m.  "Fountain Grass."  Naturalized along some roads in Arizona, this beautiful grass has nodding, foot-long, hairy spikes which emerge purplish and age paler as they extend.

 

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