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Mark McD
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Tim wrote:

Dear Mark,

Thank you for pointing me to the images of Cymopterus - they really are exquisite plants! The only one I have grown is C. terebinthinus, a much larger species with yellow flowers, which grew well for several years. I have tried a few smaller species from seed but so far not managed to keep them going. Graham Nicholls, who grows so many North American alpines beautifully, always jokes with me for trying these umbels (he doesn't mention them in his book). However, he pointed out that there is one pictured on the cover of his book! So they are neglected by gardeners. Anyone seeing those pictures of Cymopterus would be converted I think!

Glad you like the cymops, I find many of these Apiaceae fascinating, even if my garden is personally bereft of any.  I had to pull out Grahams book to refresh my memory of the cover, and sure enough there's a taller Lomatium there (or at least, I think its a Lomatium).  He was obviously going for the impact of Penstemon rupicola with stunning scenery in the background.  
I started a topic on Apiaceae:  http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=666.0

@Trond: I like the Haplosciadium abyssinicum plant, most unusual foliage, as with many Apaiaceae, worth growing for the foliage alone. I'm glad Tim ID'd it, I would never have known what genus it belonged to otherwise. :)

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Hoy
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McDonough wrote:

@Trond: I like the Haplosciadium abyssinicum plant, most unusual foliage, as with many Apaiaceae, worth growing for the foliage alone. I'm glad Tim ID'd it, I would never have known what genus it belonged to otherwise. :)

I agree Mark! I found it on several sites on the mountain and it always made me go down on my knees!

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

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