Thanks for the great pictures of the legendary plant(s) Brian . Kelseya is a dream version of our Raoulia eximia
Balclutha , New Zealand
Thanks for the interest. The cushions of Kelseya are as hard as the rock that they grow on.
That huge ball of pink Kelseya is a stunning plant Brian. A fantastic photo :-X I had no idea Kelseya uniflora grows at low elevations. What is the lowest elevation that you have seen these plants?
From the Wet Coast of British Columbia, Canada
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The lowest elevation I've seen Kelseya grow is about 3,500 ft in the northern Pryor mountains. They weren't the finest examples I've seen. These plants were growing in a shady canyon and there was no evidence of flowering. Petrophytum caespitosum was growing there too, and they looked a lot healthier. In the Big Belt mountains of Western Montana Kelseya grows at about 5,000-6,000 ft. These plants are all very healthy and produce abundant flowers each spring. Kelseya is very tolerant of hot, dry conditions but these need to be balanced by cool nights.
Here are a few more recent pics:
Lewisia redivivaOpuntia polyacantha
Eriogonum pauciflorum from the Pryor mountains
Landscape in the Pryor mountains
Beautiful, Brian! How come I think your wild plants over there are more exciting than mine?
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!
Wow! Every plant and photo is great :)I don't recall ever seeing Kelseya in flower like that, amazing!Also Ipomopsis (which I have considered on Alplains list) and the Eriogonums are extra special!
west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/