Eritrichium howardii

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Hoy
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Isn't the correct spelling in English Sayan? The Russian spelling is Саяны, and the letter я should be ya in English (ja in Norwegian though ;) )

Seems to be a remote place anyway.

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

cohan
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I don't know, Trond- I only know it from Czech seed lists!
A very quick google search, and Britannica says: 'Sayan Mountains, also spelled Sajan or Saian' so I guess however you spell it, the pronunciation would be more english y than j..  this is an occasional habit in modern english- to keep non-english spelling, leading to great confusion for pronunciation ..lol

Mostly I consider this name a good sign, since I figure if plants are from mountains in Russia, they have a good chance of being hardy enough here!

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

Brian_W
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Greetings,

E. howardii is one of the most common plants where I live in Western Montana.  Virtually every limestone outcrop is covered with them.

Weiser
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Lovely photos Lori, Michael and Brian!!

To see them is to want them and I do!! :)

From the High Desert Steppe
of the Great Basin and the Eastern
Escarpment of the Sierra Nevada Range
Located in Reno/Sparks,NV  zone 6-7
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sierrarainshadow/
John P Weiser

Lori S.
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Wow, fantastic, Brian!  Sounds like it is as common there as Myosotis asiatica (a similar colour at least) is here!

Hoy wrote:

Isn't the correct spelling in English Sayan? The Russian spelling is Саяны, and the letter я should be ya in English (ja in Norwegian though ;) )

I dunno, Trond.  The Plant List (if you like it or any of the other taxonomic efforts out there!) does show it as Eritrichium pauciflorum ssp. sajanense... but says it's a synonym of Eritrichium villosum
http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/tro-4002198

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

Hoy
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Lori, the name of the plant is one thing, the English name of the mountain another ;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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Yes, Trond.  I see what you're saying:

cohan wrote:

A very quick google search, and Britannica says: 'Sayan Mountains, also spelled Sajan or Saian'...

I didn't even think to check that, I just referred to the collection locale as it was written in the seed list ("Sajan").  Geography is definitely not my strong suit!!

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

RickR
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Hoy wrote:

Lori, the name of the plant is one thing, the English name of the mountain another ;D

So true:
omeiensis, omeiena, emeisensis, emeiensis ...
koreana, coreana, koraiensis ...
etc.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

cohan
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Hoy wrote:

Lori, the name of the plant is one thing, the English name of the mountain another ;D

As you can see from my post above, you can call it just about anything you want in English  ;D

Brian- wonderful! I hope we'll be seeing a lot more of your natives :)

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

Hoy
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I came to think about something - do you say you speak English or Canadian in Canada? (Not talking about French . . . )  ;)

I have to say something of the Eritrichiums too! They are very beautiful plants, like some refined form of forgetmenot. However I have never tried to grow any assuming they'll dislike the humid climate here.

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

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