Stenanthium occidentale is completely new to me, even though I lived in British Columbia within its range for over twenty years! I wonder what the fragrance is like?
I can't detect any fragrance Gordon.
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover
I read that it was fragrant on the Pacific Northwest Flowers website:
Perhaps fragrance is limited to select individual plants?
Southwest Nova Scotia, zone 6b or thereabouts
I imagine you'd have to lay on the ground to detect any fragrance that might be there....
west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/
The fragrance is certainly not strong enough to be noticable wafting about (to me anyway)... perhaps it might be if there was a whole grove of the plant but I've never seen it as more than a few individual plants in one spot (though it's pretty common). I guess I'll have to remember to sniff one next year.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm