Alpines in May

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Lori S.
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Hoy wrote:

Nice violet! I like the wild Viola sp better than the maximized pansies although some of them can be very attractive too. Our native V. canina and other species is in full flower here now.

I would love to see your V. canina too.  There is still no sign of the ones I grew last year, so your photo may be all I get to see of this species!

Hoy wrote:

But I choose to show a picture of a Dryas, D. x suendermannii. Last winter it was hit by a car and almost exterminated.

Yeah, that's what can happen if they choose to roam...  ;)

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

Hoy
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Skulski wrote:

Hoy wrote:

Nice violet! I like the wild Viola sp better than the maximized pansies although some of them can be very attractive too. Our native V. canina and other species is in full flower here now.

I would love to see your V. canina too.  There is still no sign of the ones I grew last year, so your photo may be all I get to see of this species!

Here you are! I am 99% sure it is canina but we have about 10 blue flowered violet species, some are very similar.
These grow wild in my woodland, I never sow them.

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

RickR
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Hoy wrote:

. . . Dryas, D. x suendermannii. Last winter it was hit by a car and almost exterminated.

My avatar is strictly forbidden to cross roads for the same reason.

Still a nice Dryas, Trond.  I am sorry to say my D. integrifolia from Baffin Island has melted away.

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

Lori S.
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Hoy wrote:

PS. And one Pulsatilla - you all have shown yours!

Trond, those of us up in the northern hinterlands have ones that have not even started to bloom yet... you too?

Thank you for posting your Viola canina - looks nice.  I'm continuing the watch for mine.

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

Hoy
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Skulski wrote:

Trond, those of us up in the northern hinterlands have ones that have not even started to bloom yet... you too?

Lori, my first have finished and I have some more flowering now but they too will finish soon!

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

Boland
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I have several Viola open at the moment; V. conspersa, V. corsica, V. jooi and V. labradorica 'Purpurea'.  I am most pumped with my first-blooming Pulsatilla flavescens!

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

Lori S.
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Nice violas!  That's something I must work on, as I have almost none to speak of. 
I love the Pulsatilla flavescens - absolutely beautiful!  (Warning, I will be hitting you up for seeds, as it is so attractive!)

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

Hoy
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Pulsatilla flavescens is something to work for to get! V. conspersa is new to me, I like that.

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

Boland
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I'll endeavor to save seeds from both!

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

RickR
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it would be nice to have a real P. flavescens.  (another fresh seed hint)

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

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