Undeniably splendid... Oxytropis splendens

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Anne Spiegel
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Joined: 2010-01-26

Scarifying definitely works with the pea seeds.  I use a fine sandpaper in a sheet and rub the seeds, a few at a time, over the sheet with my fingers.  The seeds get scarified and so do my fingertips!  I love the larger seed which can be nicked with an exacto knife.

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

McGregor wrote:

Hi Lori
Love the Oxytropis - it is very pretty. If you collect any seed this year I would love some.

Yes, I always get lots of seed so I will surely send some!  I am told that the form that occurs in this area is quite a good one, being especially furry and silvery (and as I google around and look at photos from other areas, I'm inclined to agree).

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

cohan
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Skulski wrote:

McGregor wrote:

Hi Lori
Love the Oxytropis - it is very pretty. If you collect any seed this year I would love some.

Yes, I always get lots of seed so I will surely send some!  I am told that the form that occurs in this area is quite a good one, being especially furry and silvery (and as I google around and look at photos from other areas, I'm inclined to agree).

I was actually going to ask if you had noticed different forms--I would agree that the forms I have seen and collected from are definitely very fuzzy and silvery, but flowers are not that showy--I think I have seen pictures of plants with much larger/showier flowers--maybe from farther south/east?

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

McGregorUS
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Lori

That would be great - been editing so not looked at the forum for a couple of days so I'm a bit slow saying thanks.

Malcolm McGregor
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East Yorkshire, UK

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