Antennaria

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Hoy
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Cohan, the pussyfoots you show could as well have been A dioica! They look very similar to those I find here.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Skulski wrote:

As Cohan says, we have no red Antennaria here, only whitish to white to shades of pink.  Are there any truly red Antennaria anywhere, as opposed to dark pink?  It is clearly something I need to get, if so!  ;D

What would you call the color of the A dioica in the very first entry in this thread, Lori?

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Trond-- I just glanced quickly at Flora of Alberta, which says 'A difficult group and the status of species is problematical' interestingly, they don't use the name A dioica; there are several other species which could be in my area based on the maps, and it will no doubt take some scrutiny of keys and descriptions (and some study to understand those ;) and examining plants in the field with the right characters in mind!-measuring involucres and counting stem leaves etc...

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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Unequivocally pink to me, Trond.  :)  However, having said that, it raises a very good point!  One's determination of colour is rather subjective, even beyond the differences that can be imposed by different monitors.  I have often thought of buying the RHS colour charts in order to see and be able to compare to the "standards"... maybe I will finally get them.  
The cost is £170 for the full size version (ouch!); the mini version is £25:
http://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/RHS-Publications/RHS-colour-charts
Stuart has also expressed an interest in these... which would help to justify the rather exorbitant cost  ;)... in order to compare to descriptions of water lilies (which note the RHS standards), since quite a few seem to come mislabelled.  

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Hoy
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Skulski wrote:

Unequivocally pink to me, Hoy.  :)  However, having said that, it raises a very good point!  One's determination of colour is rather subjective, even beyond the differences that can be imposed by different monitors.  I have often thought of buying the RHS colour charts in order to see and be able to compare to the "standards"... maybe I will finally get them.  
The cost is £170 for the full size version (ouch!); the mini version is £25:
http://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/RHS-Publications/RHS-colour-charts
Stuart has also expressed an interest in these... which would help to justify the rather exorbitant cost  ;)... in order to compare to descriptions of water lilies (which note the RHS standards), since quite a few seem to come mislabelled.  

As you say, one's determination of color is subjective and, I will add, depending on language as well! What you call unequivocally pink, I call red, at least when compared to the white forms of that plant - however compared to the Silene virginica it's another case!
Pink is the color of "the pink panther"  to me ;) (In Norwegian we usually call that color "rosa")

A color chart could have been very useful, but I know even better things to buy for that amount of money ;D

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Lori S.
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This is interesting... the Azalea Society of America's reproduction of a colour chart, showing correspondence to the RHS chart:
http://www.azaleas.org/index.pl/rhsmacfan1.html

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Hoy
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OK, Lori, I'll bring my Mac with me next time I have to find a color name ;D

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Lori S.
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I'll just get myself one of these to carry with me... weighs much less than my MacBook.  ;D
http://www.tintoyarcade.com/products/Pink-Panther-Flexible-Figure-1964.html

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Hoy
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Skulski wrote:

I'll just get myself one of these to carry with me... weighs much less than my MacBook.  ;D
http://www.tintoyarcade.com/products/Pink-Panther-Flexible-Figure-1964.html

Yes!! This one is pink. And all other colors are red :o (if they're not yellow, blue or green) ;D ;D

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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I'd call most of the Antennarias we've seen pink, some are quite deep, I might say purply pink or even  burgundy..

For me, coming from a painting direction, true red should have neither yellow/orange tones (scarlet) nor blue/violet tones, and if lightened should yield a clear pink, not a salmon or coral, nor a purply magenta colour...

Thank goodness that these days one can include a photograph easily with a plant description, and not rely on words alone! Of course we still have to rely on accuracy of cameras and monitors....

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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