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Mainly of interest to returning customers, this page shows only the new collections acquired during the 2016 season.

 

Agave mckelveyana (Agavaceae) (14x24,Z7,P,C,2) ................................................... 70 seeds / $3.50 56125.16 (W) Yavapai Co., AZ, 4600ft, 1402m. A dwarf species whose closest relative is A. deserti simplex. Slender, few-flowered panicles of yellow, hardly 7 or 8 feet tall.

 

Allium aff. campanulatum (Liliaceae) (8x10,Z6,P,C,3:6w) .......................................... 50 seeds / $4.00 12061.16 (W) Tuolumne Co., CA, 3400ft, 1036m. I cannot be positive about this ID because I found this population in seed only but the dried heads fit the reported size of A. campanulatum the best, plus this species is reported from nearby sites at about this same elevation. Found only on northwest-facing, rocky cliffs above a waterfall.

 

Allium cratericola (3x9,Z5,P,C,3:8w) ........................................................................ 40 seeds / $4.00 12740.26 (W) Trinity Co., CA, 3650ft, 1113m. Dense umbels containing 30 to 40 pink, bell-shaped flowers atop a few narrow, channeled leaves. On exposed, W-facing serpentine slopes. May be challenging but this beautiful dwarf is worth the effort.

 

Allium haematochiton (12x9,Z6,P,C,3:8w) ................................................................ 100 seeds / $3.50 35025.16 (W) Santa Barbara Co., CA, 3800ft, 1160m. Forms bulb clusters bearing multiple scapes terminating in white flowers, often tinged lavender or pink, especially in the throat.

 

Allium howellii v. clokeyi (16x10,Z6,P,C,3:8w) ....................................................... 100 seeds / $3.50 35692.16 (W) Ventura Co., CA, 4900ft, 1495m. Clusters of white flowers limned violet with a green throat sit atop single stems. In an ashy clay soil.   Photo

 

Allium membranaceum (15x5,Z6,P,C,3:6w) ............................................................... 15 seeds / $4.00 56256.16 (W) Tuolumne Co., CA, 3400ft, 1036m. Beautiful, delicate, almost diaphonous petals of very pale lavender, shading darker towards the petals tips and as they age. Only a few packets available since seed set was very low. I shall be looking for more of this species in 2017 and hopefully can find a larger source of seed.   Photo

 

Amsonia eastwoodiana (Apocynaceae) (35x50,Z5,P,C,1) ......................................... 40 seeds / $4.00 20767.16 (W) Emery Co., UT, 4650ft, 1418m. Multitudes of decumbent stems radiate from a central rootstalk clothed with linear, glabrous leaves. Basal clusters of pale-blue, tubular flowers appear in late spring.   Photo

 

Amsonia jonesii (Apocynaceae) (40x40,Z5,P,L,3:8w) ............................................... 55 seeds / $4.00 50659.46 (W) Grand Co., UT, 4200ft, 1280m. Mature specimens bear 50 to 100 upright stems with ovate-lanceolate leaves of a deep, soft green. Heads of pale blue, long-tubed flowers. Growing in a shallow wash of sandy clay. This population has to be very drought and heat-resistant.

 

Amsonia tomentosa (Apocynaceae) (35x50,Z5,P,C,1) ............................................. 40 seeds / $4.00 78656.16 (W) Garfield Co., UT, 4750ft, 1450m. Multitudes of decumbent stems radiate from a central rootstalk clothed with linear, silvery-haired leaves. Basal clusters of pale-blue, tubular flowers appear in late spring. Growing in pink sand.

 

Androsace hausmannii (Primulaceae) (2x7,Z4,P,L,3:8w) ............................................. 30 seeds / $4.00 35091.16 (W) Dolomites, 7216ft, 2200m, Italy. Small hummocks of fleshy, downy, gray-green leaves with soft pink flowers. Makes choice specimens for the alpine house. Calciphile.

 

Androsace helvetica (Primulaceae) (3x20,Z4,P,L,3:8w) ............................................... 60 seeds / $4.00 35254.16 (W) Dolomites, 7400ft, 2256m, Italy. Tight, compact cushions layered with dense, gray hairs are covered with white, yellow-throated, sessile flowers. A challenging calciphile for the alpine enthusiast.

 

Aquilegia barnebyi (mini form) (Ranunculaceae) (20x12,Z4,P,L,3:5w) ....................... 100 seeds / $4.00 10074.36 (W) Rio Blanco Co., CO, 8450ft, 2576m. Miniature flowers of butter-yellow corollas and peachy-red sepals over finely-cut, blue foliage. I don't know if the dwarf stature of this population is genetic or due to the extremely exposed conditions here. On W-facing cliffs of oil shale. Photo

 

Aquilegia saximontana (8x15,Z3,P,L,3:6w) .................................................................. 40 seeds / $5.00 76094.56 (W) Teller Co., CO, 11900ft, 3628m. Blue and white flowers with short spurs over blue-green tufts. Grows in sheltered areas between and under large granite rocks. A rare endemic of the Front Range in Colorado. Quantities always limited due to rodent ravaging. Photo

 

Arctostaphylos pringlei (Ericaceae) (150x180,Z5,P,SC,4:8w) .................................... 70 seeds / $3.50 70749.16 (W) Coconino Co., AZ, 6900ft, 2104m. These rounded schrubs of blue-green leaves and reddish bark form an arresting display when in full bloom. The inflorescences are apple-blossom pink and glandular-hairy.

 

Asarum marmoratum (Aristolochiaceae) (10x30,Z6,P,L,4:12w) .................................. 30 seeds / $4.00 56075.26 (W) Josephine Co., OR, 3500ft, 1067m. For Cyclamen lovers, this "Wild Ginger" is a must. The evergreen leaves are generously marbled with paler green and silver and are fragrant of ginger spice. The reddish-brown, basal flowers have long, tapering lobes. On steep, E-facing, serpentine slopes. Photo1   Photo2   Photo3

 

Asclepias arenaria (Asclepiadaceae) (35x18,Z5,P,C,3:8w) ........................................ 30 seeds / $4.00 07426.26 (W) Cheyenne Co., CO, 4625ft, 1410m. Oblong, undulating leaves with yellow and green flowers. Infrequent in sandy areas or on sand dunes. Certainly unusual.

 

Asclepias asperula (42x30,Z4,P,C,3:6w) ................................................................... 30 seeds / $3.50 07670.26 (W) Cache Co., UT, 4800ft, 1463m. Large, broadly-lanceolate leaves are in opposite pairs on the many thick stems which support umbels of yellowish-green and deep purple flowers.   Photo

 

Asclepias hallii (50x100,Z4,P,C,3:6w) ........................................................................ 50 seeds / $3.50 35054.26 (W) Saguache Co., CO, 7800ft, 2378m. Typically, the coronas are cream and the corollas pale purple-pink with 40 to 60 per large umbel. Broad plants with oblong leaves. There is considerable flower color variation -- some are all cream, others have deeper pink corollas.

 

Asclepias latifolia (40x18,Z4,P,C,3:6w) ....................................................................... 50 seeds / $3.50 54078.36 (W) Lincoln Co., CO, 4925ft, 1502m. Wide, shining leaves on stout stalks bear green and yellow flowers.

 

Asclepias subulata (Asclepiadaceae) (110x120,Z8,P,C,1) ......................................... 30 seeds / $4.00 76811.05 (W) Clark Co., NV, 1200ft, 365m. A shrubby plant with multitudes of rush-like stems topped with creamy heads. Native to the Mojave Desert. Photo

 

Astragalus lutosus (Fabaceae) (3x10,Z5,P,SC,1) ....................................................... 40 seeds / $5.00 54878.36 (W) Rio Blanco Co., CO, 8540ft, 2604m. An oil shale endemic with pinnatifid leaves, each leaflet limned whitish, arching gracefully prostrate on the ground. The small white flowers produce sausage-like pods. This sparkling alpine gem is one of my favorite Astragali. Last offered in 2003.   Photo

 

Astragalus purshii v. tinctus (6x12,Z5,P,SC,1) ....................................................... 40 seeds / $4.00 70875.36 (W) Ventura Co., CA, 7500ft, 2287m. Purple-pink flowers in sessile umbels borne on tight mats of woolly, blue-silver leaves are followed by woolly, white pods.

 

Baptisia sphaerocarpa (Fabaceae) (80x50,Z5,P,SC,1) .............................................. 30 seeds / $3.50 76708.06 Beautiful large yellow blossoms carried high above the foliage in early summer.

 

Caesalpinia repens (Fabaceae) (9x18,Z5,P,SC,1) ..................................................... 30 seeds / $4.00 74290.26 (W) Emery Co., UT, 4850ft, 1478m. Tapered racemes of rich yellow and blotched orange grace clumps of bluish-green, Mimosa-like leaves. Powerful, heavenly fragrance. Endemic to the pink sands of the San Rafael Desert.   Photo1   Photo2

 

Callianthemum coriandrifolium (Ranunculaceae) (14x24,Z4,P,GL,4:12w) ................ 30 seeds / $5.00 12701.15 (W) Carpathians, 9800ft, 3000m. Gray-green, pinnate leaves, each leaflet deeply and narrowly lobed, giving rise to a sculptured look, like parsley leaves. Solitary flowers of 10-13 white petals. Grows in the Alps, Carpathians and Pyrenees in peaty to stony screes.

 

Callirhoe digitata (Malvaceae) (80x36,Z4,P,SC,4:6w) ............................................... 50 seeds / $3.00 15452.06 An upright, bushy plant compared to the sprawling habit of C. involucrata, this long-blooming perennial is loaded with pink to magenta flowers for most of the summer.

 

Callirhoe involucrata (Malvaceae) (16x120,Z4,P,SC,4:6w) ........................................ 60 seeds / $3.00 47890.06 Cupped flowers of shimmering claret unfurl along runners of deep-green, fingered leaves.

 

Calochortus albus (Liliaceae) (20x14,Z6,P,C,3:8w) ................................................. 70 seeds / $3.50 07410.26 (W) Mariposa Co., CA, 2100ft, 640m. Translucent, pearly-white, pendant lanterns grace numerous stems with lanceolate foliage.   Photo

 

Calochortus amabilis (Liliaceae) (15x15,Z7,P,C,3:8w) ............................................ 30 seeds / $5.00 05603.26 (W) Lake Co., CA, 2175ft, 663m. Golden-yellow, pendant lanterns with ciliate petals. The sepals are similar but without the cilia. Serpentine soils.Photo

 

Calochortus coeruleus (8x10,Z6,P,C,3:8w) ................................................................. 40 seeds / $4.00 12629.16 (W) Shasta Co., CA, 3500ft, 1067m. Exquisite pendant flowers of pale to dark caerulean blue, one to three per stem, each flower liberally covered with long cilia. Photo

 

Calochortus invenustus (16x6,Z6,P,C,3:6w) ............................................................... 50 seeds / $4.00 47891.36 (W) Ventura Co., CA, 7170ft, 2190m. Pale lavender cups shading to white in the throat with dark blue anthers. The base is stained deep purple with a few yellow hairs.   Photo

 

Calochortus kennedyi (red form) (16x7,Z6,P,C,3:8w) .............................................. 50 seeds / $5.00 52279.36 (W) Ventura Co., CA, 6200ft, 1890m. Deep orange to vermilion-red flowers with black anthers. One of the gems of the Lockwood Valley area.   Photo

 

Calochortus nuttallii (pink form) (Liliaceae) (20x8,Z4,P,C,3:6w) ............................. 70 seeds / $3.50 58898.26 (W) Grand Co., UT, 5200ft, 1585m. Lovely rose-pink forms predominate in this population. Photo

 

Calochortus tolmiei (15x9,Z6,P,C,3:8w) .................................................................... 40 seeds / $4.00 78674.16 (W) Josephine Co., OR, 1300ft, 396m. Flowers cream to pale lavender and heavily fringed inside, the throat purple-black above the glands. Photo

 

Calochortus venustus (40x10,Z8,P,C,3:8w) .............................................................. 50 seeds / $4.00 90278.26 (W) Mariposa Co., CA, 2375ft, 724m. White flowers with reddish-orange blotches over the nectaries, overlaid with azo yellow. The throat is liberally sprinkled with reddish-orange dots and the petals have an orange-stencilled transparent blotch above the basal blotches. Another work of art in a genus known for its sometimes-fantastic color combinations. Photo

 

Calochortus venustus (42x12,Z7,P,C,3:8w) ................................................................. 90 seeds / $5.00 90278.36 (W) Ventura Co., CA, 4090ft, 1247m. A wonderful small colony here with flowers blotched and shaded in various red, purple and magenta hues. Photo

 

Calylophus lavandulifolius (Onagraceae) (7x10,Z4,P,L,2) ........................................... 70 seeds / $4.00 54110.76 (W) Rio Blanco Co., CO, 8500ft, 2591m. Another outstanding population here growing on white oil shale. Large, long-tubed, square yellow flowers over dark green tufts for several weeks in late spring and early summer.   Photo

 

Corydalis caseana ssp. brandegei (Fumariaceae) (150x80,Z3,P,L,4:12w) ................ 90 seeds / $4.50 12097.16 (W) Gunnison Co., CO, 10000ft., 3048m. Definitely for the specimen border - lush and succulent, pinnatifid foliage and huge racemes of cream to pale pink pea-like blossoms. Typically about 4 feet tall, I measured some at over 7 feet (21dm). Prefers somewhat moist conditions. Seed refrigerated, sow immediately upon receipt.   Photo

 

Coryphantha sulcata (Cactaceae) (5x7,Z6,P,L,2) ...................................................... 30 seeds / $3.50 76874.16 (W) Williamson Co., TX. JRT4162 Clumping, nippled stems with chalky-white spines. Large yellow flowers with reddish throats.

 

Cylindropuntia X viridiflora (Cactaceae) (100x100,Z6,P,C,2) .................................. 30 seeds / $4.00 90495.16 (W) Santa Fe, NM. DB Orange to pink flowers on this hybrid with C. whipplei and C. imbricata.   Photo

 

Darmera peltata (Saxifragaceae) (120x80,Z7,P,L,3:8w) ............................................ 100 seeds / $3.50 70284.36 (W) Tuolumne Co., CA, 3400ft, 1037m. If you have a wet site, this will make an impressive display of huge umbrella-like, toothed leaves, each up to 2 feet across, from thick rhizomes. Umbels of pink flowers on 3 to 4 foot scapes appear in early spring before the leaves unfurl. Photo

 

Delphinium hansenii ssp. ewanianum (Ranunculaceae) (100x16,Z7,P,RL,3:8w) ..... 40 seeds / $4.00 35087.26 (W) Madera Co., CA, 1600ft, 488m. Gorgeous spikes of plum-colored flowers, each with a prominent, fuzzy white bee and the petals with diffuse central stripes of orangish-violet.   Photo1   Photo2

 

Delphinium parryi ssp. purpureum (90x14,Z6,P,RL,3:8w) ....................................... 90 seeds / $4.00 70185.46 (W) Ventura Co., CA, 5080ft, 1550m. Racemes of pale violet-blue flowers with deeper purple-pink sepals. Plants are generally taller and more robust than D. parishii, which it closely resembles. Growing in clayey volcanic ash.   Photo

 

Dicentra chrysantha (Fumariaceae) (100x35,Z6,P,L,4:8w) ...................................... 100 seeds / $4.00 12376.16 (W) Ventura Co., CA, 5800ft, 1770m. Bushlets of thrice-cut blue-gray foliage bear panicles of yellow flowers, the outer petals recurved. An interesting perennial for the back of the border. Thrives in desert areas with a long blooming season, especially if given extra water.

 

Dodecatheon amethystinum (Primulaceae) (28x12,Z5,P,L,3:8w) .............................. 100 seeds / $3.50 05630.06 Clusters of nodding, purple to violet-pink flowers, the tubular base ringed with maroon, yellow and white. Found in nature on limestone bluffs in the upper midwest and in the Appalachian Mountains.

 

Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp. insulare (12x8,Z6,P,L,3:8w) ..................................... 100 seeds / $4.00 12545.36 (W) Santa Barabara Co., CA, 3800ft, 1160m. Flowers not seen here but are most likely lavender to pink, several per starburst cluster. Plants are considerably smaller here at this higher elevation compared to ssp. patulum.

 

Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp. patulum (18x15,Z9,P,L,3:8w) .................................... 100 seeds / $3.50 12546.20 (W) Ventura Co., CA, 350ft, 107m. Star-bursts of several lavender-pink flowers with black anthers.

 

Dodecatheon hendersonii (Primulaceae) (22x10,Z6,P,L,3:8w) .................................. 80 seeds / $4.00 35288.36 (W) Josephine Co., OR, 1350ft, 412m. Robust population of very deep lavender flowers with a pale yellow ring at the base of the corolla and a prominent black beak. Each rosette of wide, orbicular leaves may support several flowering stems. Photo

 

Draba juniperina (Brassicaceae) (8x10,Z4,P,L,3:4w) ............................................... 70 seeds / $3.50 50888.46 (W) Daggett Co., UT, 5500ft, 1675m. Essentially a robust form of D. oligospermae with more numerous and taller racemes of yellow.

 

Dudleya abramsii ssp. murina (Crassulaceae) (12x9,Z9,P,L,3:4w) ........................... 100 seeds / $5.00 04077.26 (W) San Luis Obispo Co., CA, 1300ft, 400m. "Mouse-Leaved Dudleya." Brownish-gray rosettes of oblong leaves with peduncles highly variable in length bearing pale straw-yellow, purple-flecked flowers.   Photo

 

Dudleya caespitosa (15x30,Z10,P,L,1) ....................................................................... 100 seeds / $5.00 12039.86 (W) Monterey Co., CA, 100ft, 30m. Very thick, glaucous rosettes, the leaves often with reddish tips. Yellow flowers in dense clusters on erect to mostly lax stems.   Photo

 

Dudleya caespitosa (dune form) (40x16,Z10,P,L,1) ................................................ 100 seeds / $5.00 12039.66 (W) Monterey Co., CA, 100ft, 30m. A very different form here on fine sand dunes of multi-rosetted clusters, the leaves more lance-shaped, more glaucous and with less red on the tips. Strong, erect, multiple stems with yellow flowers.

 

Dudleya collomiae (28x12,Z7,P,L,2) .......................................................................... 100 seeds / $5.00 12684.16 (W) Yavapai Co., AZ, 4600ft, 1402m. (= Echeveria collomiae). Succulent rosettes, glaucous blue and near white in the center, bear waxy yellow flowers on uncoiling coral-red stems.   Photo

 

Dudleya cymosa (orange) (16x12,Z7,P,L,1) ............................................................ 100 seeds / $5.00 12968.36 (W) Tuolumne Co., CA, 5400ft, 1646m. Perhaps the best form I have ever seen of this highly variable species. Brilliant orange-red to salmon-orange inflorescences open above very glaucous, chalky-blue rosettes. At this elevation in the Sierra Nevada Mtns, this population is likely to have exceptional cold tolerance. On S-facing, crumbling volcanic outcrops. Photo1 Photo2

 

Dudleya farinosa (mixed) (12x10,Z10,P,L,1) ........................................................... 100 seeds / $5.00 30104.36 (W) Sonoma Co., CA, 100ft, 30m. A mix of the glaucous, chalky-gray rosettes and the glabrous, green rosettes, all brightly tipped with red. I saw no evidence of intermediate characteristics. Pale yellow inflorescences on short stems. Photo1   Photo2

 

Dudleya lanceolata (standard form) (40x24,Z9,P,L,1) ........................................... 100 seeds / $5.00 54089.26 (W) San Luis Obispo Co., CA, 1500ft, 460m. A more standard form here with long, tapering leaves and tall scapes bearing brilliant orange-red flowers.   Photo

 

Dudleya lanceolata (mini form) (12x12,Z6,P,L,1) ................................................... 100 seeds / $5.00 54088.66 (W) Santa Barbara Co., CA, 3800ft, 1158m. Miniature form here of glaucous green, clumping rosettes and orange-red flowers in broad heads. W-facing serpentine outcrops.   Photo

 

Dudleya palmeri (15x15,Z10,P,L,1) ........................................................................... 100 seeds / $5.00 70085.26 (W) San Luis Obispo Co., CA, 100ft, 30m. Very succulent rosettes, most glaucous, some green, all suffused ruby-red. Thick flower spikes bear deep red to orange flowers.   Photo

 

Echinocereus brandegeei (Cactaceae) (36x36,Z7b,P,L,2) ........................................... 40 seeds / $3.50 10772.16 (W) Baja California, MX. TC097 Cylindrical stems covered with fang-type, whitish to pinkish spines. Large medium-pink flowers with darker throats. Can create massive clumps with age.

 

Echinocereus englemannii ssp. decumbens (16x15,Z5b,P,L,3:4w) ............................. 40 seeds / $3.50 29834.14 (W) Coconino Co., AZ. JRT8602 Single to semi-clumping, cylindrical stems with long, thick spines in black, caramel, red and yellow colors in combination with white. Large dark-magenta flowers.

 

Echinocereus fasciculatus (30x25,Z6,P,GL,2) ................................................................ 40 seeds / $3.00 30116.06 Ex Pima Co., AZ. TC095 Semi-clumping stems with white radial spines and long central spines in black, caramel and dark red. Large flowers of a solid, medium pink.

 

Echinocereus fendleri (Cactaceae) (15x20,Z5b,P,GL,3:4w) ............................................ 40 seeds / $3.50 30297.06 Ex Santa Fe Co., NM. TC092 Semi-clumping stems with very short black or whitish-gray spines. Large pinkish-purple flowers.

 

Echinocereus X lloydii (36x10,Z5b,P,GL,3:4w) ............................................................ 30 seeds / $3.50 54550.76 (W) Pecos Co., TX. JRT491 Usually single stems covered in thick, short, even spines like E. dasyacanthus. Large flowers of an unusual lightest orange to a very light lavender, or a combination of the two.

 

Echinocereus reichenbachii v. baileyi (16x5,Z5b,P,GL,3:4w) ....................................... 40 seeds / $3.50 74252.86 (W) Jackson Co., OK. JRT229 Single stems covered in very short, reddish-orange spines.

 

Echinocereus relictus (20x25,Z5b,P,L,3:6w) ................................................................. 40 seeds / $3.50 74294.16 (W) Washington Co., UT. TC098 A diploid renamed from E. englemannii ssp. purpureus. Usually single stems until quite old, then becoming semi-clumping with long white, caramel and black semi-weeping, thick spines. Flowers are a darker shade of purple.

 

Echinocereus X roetteri (24x20,Z5b,P,GL,3:4w) .......................................................... 30 seeds / $3.50 74631.16 TC096 An E. X roetteri hybrid with a true E. coccineus-type, bright-green flower, back-crossed with an E. coccineus female with a large light-orange flower. Should produce some interesting flower color forms.

 

Echinocereus triglochidiatus (Cactaceae) (12x20,Z4,P,GL,3:4w) ............................ 50 seeds / $3.50 78752.36 (W) Uintah Co., UT, 6000ft, 1829m. Few-headed clumps in this population on sandstone ledges. Large, brilliant scarlet blossoms with green throats. One of the hardiest populations being this far north in Utah.

 

Echinocereus triglochidiatus (6x10,Z5,P,GL,3:4w) .................................................. 50 seeds / $3.50 78742.45 (W) Fremont Co., CO, 5950ft, 1814m. A dwarf form of few-headed, small barrels with the usual red flowers. On clay underlain with limestone substrate.

 

Echinocereus triglochidiatus 'White Sands Strain' (60x50,Z5b,P,GL,3:4w) .............. 30 seeds / $4.00 78748.16 Ex Otero Co., NM. TC098 "Special long black spine form." Giant dark grayish-green clumping stems with long, semi-twisting black spines. Large trumpet-shaped reddish-orange flowers.

 

Echinocereus viridiflorus (8x15,Z4,P,GL,3:4w) ........................................................ 40 seeds / $3.00 90514.56 (W) Saguache Co., CO. JRT143 Semi-clumping, squat stems with white and red-violet spines. Small light-greenish-yellow flowers in rings around the lower part of the stems.

 

Echinocereus viridiflorus (Black Mesa form) (16x12,Z5,P,GL,3:4w) .................... 40 seeds / $3.50 90514.66 (W) Cimarron Co., OK, 4000ft, 1220m. JRT232 Robust, semi-clumping form with red metallic and white spines with usually single centrals. Small, green, scented flowers around and along the larger stems.

 

Echinocereus viridiflorus (22x20,Z5,P,GL,3:4w) ...................................................... 40 seeds / $3.50 90514.76 (W) Pinyon Canyon, Bent Co., CO. JRT131 One of the largest clumping forms found. Spines in metallic red and white with single central spines. Small scented flowers of a nice clear green hue placed along the stems in spring.

 

Erigeron compactus (Asteraceae) (5x10,Z5,P,L,1) .................................................. 40 seeds / $3.50 12696.16 (W) Emery Co., UT, 6600ft, 2073m. Dense, hard cushions of thread-like, gray-green foliage bear large, short-scaped, white daisies which age to pale pink. Wonderful for troughs.   Photo

 

Erigeron nanus (Asteraceae) (6x9,Z4,P,L,3:6w) ...................................................... 80 seeds / $3.50 58098.26 (W) Cassia Co., ID, 9250ft, 2820m. A dwarf daisy bearing deep lavender-blue flowers over tufts of linear, hairy leaves. On wind-swept SW-facing mountain slopes. Great Basin endemic.

 

Erigeron radicatus (5x4,Z3,P,L,3:4w) ...................................................................... 100 seeds / $3.50 74055.16 (W) Fremont Co., WY, 8900ft, 2713m. Tufts of gray, linear leaves bear white flowers about 2 cm in diameter on scapes 1 to 4 cm high. On limestone cobblestone. Great trough subject.

 

Eriogonum kennedyi (Polygonaceae) (4x26,Z5,P,L,3:6w) .......................................... 100 seeds / $5.00 52298.16 (W) Ventura Co., CA, 8675ft, 2645m. Dense cushions of tiny, ash-gray, pointed leaves. Heads of red and cream, aging to deep orange-brown tones. Plants with short flowering stems are assigned v. alpigenum and v. kennedyi to those with longer, branching stems but they completely intergrade.

 

Eriogonum ovalifolium (Wellington form) (Polygonaceae) (12x24,Z5,P,L,3:8w) ...... 60 seeds / $4.00 69009.36 (W) Carbon Co., UT, 5700ft, 1738m. Absolutely the best and most colorful form I have seen -- dozens of scapes (I counted 60 to 80 on the largest plants) with huge poms over an inch wide form a dense canopy over the gray cushions. Flowers are multicolored yellow, red, pink and/or cream.   Photo

 

Eriogonum wrightii v. subscaposum (16x30,Z5,P,L,3:6w) ........................................ 100 seeds / $4.00 92744.16 (W) Kern Co., CA, 7830ft, 2387m. One of the most compact forms of this widespread taxon. Mats of tiny, ashy-gray leaves similar to E. kennedyi but slightly looser. Scapes with white to pinkish flowers lined along the stem, not in discrete balls or clusters typical of so many in this genus.

 

Erythronium citrinum (Liliaceae) (14x15,Z6,P,L,3:16w) ........................................... 70 seeds / $4.50 12518.46 (W) Josephine Co., OR, 1300ft, 396m. Lovely creamy-white pendant flowers have a lemon-yellow base and fade to pinkish. On N-facing serpentine ground partly shaded by conifers.Photo

 

Erythronium grandiflorum (Liliaceae) (18x16,Z4,P,L,3:16w) .................................... 80 seeds / $5.00 32748.46 (W) Garfield Co., CO, 9100ft, 2774m. An interesting population with apparently extensive hybridization between red- and yellow-anthered forms. I saw a wide variety of anther colors including gold, tan, brown, red, maroon and almost black.   Photo

 

Erythronium grandiflorum (22x20,Z4,P,L,3:16w) .................................................... 100 seeds / $4.00 32748.76 (W) Grand Co., CO, 9340ft, 2850m. Very robust population here, truly meriting the epithet 'grandiflorum'. All yellow anthers here on large plants carrying multiple golden flowers on one or two scapes.   Photo

 

Erythronium hendersonii (Liliaceae) (18x12,Z6,P,L,3:16w) ...................................... 80 seeds / $6.00 35298.36 (W) Jackson Co., OR, 1570ft, 479m. Beautiful lavender-pink flowers with a deep purple throat. Growing on gentle N-facing slopes in a heavily-shaded woodland area.Photo

 

Erythronium taylorii (Liliaceae) (28x18,Z5,P,L,3:16w) ............................................. 20 seeds / $8.00 78100.16 (W) Tuolumne Co., CA, 4400ft, 1340m. Exquisitely beautiful, fragrant flowers, several per scape, in pink-lavender shades with a wide golden throat and white anthers over bright, solid-green leaves. On N-facing volcanic cliffs surrounded by conifers and poison oak, making this one of the most treacherous to collect. Photo

 

Erythronium tuolumnense (Liliaceae) (15x16,Z6,P,L,3:16w) ..................................... 70 seeds / $5.00 78869.36 (W) Tuolumne Co., CA, 3400ft, 1037m. Bright yellow flowers are borne 2 or more per scape over green leaves with undulate margins. Prefers the deep shade of deciduous woodlands.

 

Escobaria missouriensis v. similis (Cactaceae) (5x8,Z5b,P,L,3:4w) ............................. 25 seeds / $4.00 56523.16 (W) Nolan Co., TX. JRT4142 A larger, more robust form with usually single stems, clumping with age. Light to dark gold flowers often with a hint of pink.

 

Ferocactus emoryi X wislizenii (Cactaceae) (120X36,Z7,P,GL,2) ............................ 40 seeds / $3.50 25672.06 TC094 Large, single-stemmed "Candy Barrels" with narrow, rounded, partially-hooked spines and long, hairy, radial spines like F. wislizenii. Prolific bloomer with bright red flowers like F. emoryi.

 

Fraxinus anomala (Oleaceae) (200x150,Z5,P,C,4:8w) ................................................... 75 seeds / $3.50 05870.36 (W) Mesa Co., CO, 4850ft, 1480m.  "Singleleaf Ash."  Attractive, much-branched small tree with Ginkgo-like leaves.

 

Fritillaria atropurpurea (Liliaceae) (22x6,Z4,P,C,4:12w) .......................................... 40 seeds / $4.00 12874.66 (W) Cassia Co., ID, 6100ft, 1860m. Flowers not seen but should be typically pendant, dark and speckled over a few whorls of leaves. On heavy loam derived from volcanic substrates. Photo shows a plant from about 200 miles away on similar substrate.Photo

 

Fritillaria biflora (Liliaceae) (12x6,Z6,P,C,4:12w) ..................................................... 40 seeds / $5.00 10480.16 (W) Santa Barbara Co., CA, 3800ft, 1158m. Over tufts of narrow leaves arise several pendant bells of greenish-yellow, often mottled and pencilled with brown. In serpentine grassland.

 

Fritillaria pudica (Liliaceae) (10x8,Z4,P,C,3:12w) .................................................... 50 seeds / $5.00 70865.56 (W) Cassia Co., ID, 6100ft, 1860m. Butterscotch-yellow flowers with brownish bases hang pendant over a few strips of narrow folded leaves. On N-facing loam derived from volcanic substrates.   Photo

 

Gaillardia aristata (Asteraceae) (12x10,Z4,P,C,1) ................................................... 60 seeds / $3.50 07453.16 (W) Rio Blanco Co., CO, 8500ft, 2691m. Tufts of rough oblanceolate leaves bear numerous yellow flowers with deeply-notched petals and orange centers. On white oil shale. Probably dwarfed here by the extreme conditions, my guess is that these plants will grow considerably larger under garden conditions.

 

Gentiana andrewsii (Gentianaceae) (40x30,Z4,P,L,4:8w) ........................................ 100 seeds / $3.00 11815.16 Brilliant blue, bottle-like blossoms in whorls.

 

Gentiana punctata (Gentianaceae) (35x15,Z4,P,L,3:12w) ......................................... 100 seeds / $4.00 70918.16 (W) Dolomites, 6400ft, 1951m, Italy. Clump-forming plants with elliptical, boldly-veined leaves on stout stems terminating in clusters of yellow, red-spotted flowers. From alpine meadows in the acid region of the Dolomites.

 

Hymenoxys acaulis (Asteraceae) (10x9,Z4,P,L,1) ................................................... 60 seeds / $3.50 01214.26 (W) Rio Blanco Co., CO, 8500ft, 2591m. I was delighted to find whole fields of this plant growing on high-altitude plateaus of white oil shale. Yellow daisies on 2 to 4 inch scapes from tufts of green, spatulate leaves, somewhat woolly basally.

 

Hymenoxys lapidicola (Asteraceae) (2x15,Z4,P,L,1) ................................................ 25 seeds / $6.00 54140.16 (W) Uintah Co., UT, 8115ft, 2474m. Aromatic, caespitose buns grow on nearly inaccessible sandstone cliffs and wasn't discovered until 1983. The sessile yellow daisies cover the cushions in early summer. See AGS Bulletin, Vol. 60, No. 2, p. 133.   Photo

 

Hypericum cerastoides (Guttiferae) (10x30,Z5,P,L,3:8w) ............................................ 60 seeds / $4.00 12344.16 (W) Pirin, 6230ft, 1900m, Bulgaria. (= H. rhodoppeum.) Mat forming perennial of gray, pubescent, ovate leaves bears a profusion of inch-wide yellow flowers during the summer. Found on acid soils.

 

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.

 

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

 

Lathyrus eucosmos (Fabaceae) (16x75,Z4,P,SC,3:6w) ............................................. 30 seeds / $4.00 28136.26 (W) Elbert Co., CO, 6200ft, 1890m. Showy racemes of lavender-magenta pea-flowers, the keels shading to white, on shin-high plants. Growing in the loam of wind-swept prairies.   Photo

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

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

 

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.

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