My personal favourite - Erigeron humilis

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Lori S.
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My personal favourite - Erigeron humilis

I love coming upon Erigeron humilis on alpine slopes, growing in scree or more stable substrates. Note the spectacularly woolly involucres and the wonderful contrast with the flowers, which are snowy white or sometimes tinged with purple. Now, does this little plant say "alpine" or not?

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Worthy of a kiss.

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

Lori S.
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I'll try to do that next time I see one... you'll probably hear my knees crack all the way over in Minnesota.  ;D

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

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That's one handsome picture of E. humilis!

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Mark McD
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Lori, I've grown E. humilis before, years ago in my "grow every Erigeron I possibly can days ;D ", and it looked sort of like your plant but not nearly as flocked in fuzzy purple involucres as yours.  That's an outstanding form.

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