7) Erigeron, Hymenoxys, Townsendia and other Asteraceae
I would like to introduce a unique Townsendia species I found 6 years ago growing on the limestone ridges that line the eastern side of Beartooth mountains in Montana. The plants resemble T. condensata, but key out as T. spathulata. I call them cottonballs because of the extra woolly appearance. Please enjoy the photos:
I have seed of the following:-
ex compositus 'Rocky'
and gaudinii which I understand to be a European species.
Whats the best time of year to sow in the Northern hemisphere please, any other information appreciated?
I have a single plant of Townsendia alpigena (syn T. montana). This is a wonderfully colored little Townsendia from the Rockies. I have high hopes that it will seed around.
New here but plenty of well known people from the SRGC forum.
Is this selection fertile and does it comes more or less true from seed?
Does anybody knows a seed company that list C. articum roseum and that is willing to ship to Europe?
Thank you for your help.
Stenotus acaulis (syn. Haplopappus acaulis)is a very nice dwarf aster from the Western states (CA,NV,OR,WA,ID,MT,WY,CO,and AZ). It's range starts at the Eastern Sierra Nevada Range traveling eastward across the Great Basin Wasache and Uinta ranges. Then crossing the Middle Rockies and into the Wyoming Basin.
Erigeron bloomeri is a nice little rayless erigeron found in dry sights in WA, OR, CA, UT, ID, and NV.
Erigeron pallens is a relative rarity that occurs on rocky alpine slopes in Alberta, BC, in the western part of the former District of MacKenzie, the Yukon, and Alaska (Moss & Packer). It's also known as Erigeron purpuratus ssp. pallens.
I picked up 2 seedlings of Erigeron carringtonae at our chapter plant sale today, grown by Elisabeth Zander from Alplains seed. Other than the one entry in the Alplains catalog, I can find absolutely no mention of this particular species. Is this a legitimate name? Is the plant THAT unknown? Is it misnamed? Help!
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