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Lori S.
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This is a really lousy picture (sorry) but I was kind of fascinated by the size comparison between an Erigeron aureus... which was probably less than 2" tall... but absolutely hulking over a miniscule Erigeron humilis!  

Anne, these plants are also from that same scree slope.

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

Hoy
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Lori wrote:

RickR wrote:

In Minnesota, Sarracenia is most often found in relatively young bogs that still have a lot of bounce potential nearer to the edge of lakes.

Ha, muskeg areas are kind of fun to walk around in, aren't they?  So long as you're wearing chest waders... and don't stand around in the same spot for too long!  :D

Or with sandals! Which drain the water quickly!

Lori wrote:

This is a really lousy picture (sorry) but I was kind of fascinated by the size comparison between an Erigeron aureus... which was probably less than 2" tall... but absolutely hulking over a miniscule Erigeron humilis

I need my loupe :)

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

RickR
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Lori wrote:

Ha, muskeg areas are kind of fun to walk around in, aren't they?  So long as you're wearing chest waders... and don't stand around in the same spot for too long!  :D

Depending on what I am doing, I will just go barefoot, wear some tenners I don't mind getting wet, or use snowshoes.  And yes, never stand in one place too long!

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

Lori S.
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I guess the water must be a lot warmer in Minnesota and Norway...  ;)

Campanula topaliana:

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

Hoy
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Lori wrote:

I guess the water must be a lot warmer in Minnesota and Norway...  ;)

Yes, of course, as you can see here. It's hot even in winter:
http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/nrk_sogn_og_fjordane/1.7910419

PS A beutiful bellflower! I choose that one to crabs ;)

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

externmed
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Arisaema ringens berries.  Within 2 months we may experience -15F; betting this is the last fresh flower of the season.  Erigeron compositus in a very sandy, raised bed with some happy looking very xeric moss; which spreads quite rapidly but remains shorter than 3mm.
Charles Swanson NE MA USA z6a +/-

NE Massachusetts (New England) USA  zone 6 (5B to 6B)

gardens visited, photographs:  www.flickr.com/photos/wildmeadow

externmed
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Erigeron compositus and Arisaema ringens berries.
Charles Swanson MA USA

NE Massachusetts (New England) USA  zone 6 (5B to 6B)

gardens visited, photographs:  www.flickr.com/photos/wildmeadow

Mark McD
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externmed wrote:

Erigeron compositus and Arisaema ringens berries.
Charles Swanson MA USA

Wow, just look at that fat ear of red corn ;)  Arisaema seed is beautiful.  Typically when I find them ripe like this, I'll check to see whether the seeds are ready to drop off when handled, and sow the seed directly in the garden by scratching them in.  A couple years ago, I had my first seed set on Arisaema heterophyllum, but set seed was so late, that I ended up chopping through a deep layer of snow and ice mid winter to find the seed head, sowed the seed indoors, and it came up!  

The last plant standing in my garden is self-sown seedling from Allium thunbergii 'Ozawa' that grows much taller and this year flowered very late,

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Lori S.
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The Arisaema seed is really gorgeous!

An alpine scene from northern Banff N.P.:

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

Booker
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The images are flooding in today ... all wonderful!

One from Switzerland from me ...

Globularia profile

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

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