Wow, thanks for all the great pics. I'm attaching 4 from a Newfoundland trip in mid July 2011.
Spiranthes romanzoffiana- Hooded Lady's Tresses
Platanthera psycodes- Purple Fringed Orchid
A "field" of Platanthera psycodes
Cornus canadensis in fruit
Great pictures, especially the field of orchids! Wow! We have a lot of not-very-showy orchid species out here, not many really colourful ones!
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm
Epilobium latifolium with Arnica spp. and willows; alpine zone, Banff N.P.:
Nice image Lori ! Thanks.. Here's another group from the Newfoundland trip 7/2015.
Hieracium maculatum- Maculated Hawkweed -growing on a rocky roadside bank
It was not in seed but I found a U.S. source for it & Hieracium pilosella- Mouse Ear. Quackin'Grass Nursery In Connecticut has it. It tends to become a bit weedy so I'll have to deadhead the blooms.
Yes, it does need controlling after a while. I grew it and eventually got rid of it many years ago but still find seedlings - attractive plant, nonetheless.
I love the look of that epilobium!
Here in our garden Cyclamen rohlfsianum is coming into bloom,
Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C
Lovely, Fermi. Approaching fall there now, I guess?
Easy to grow and a long-lived perennial even in zone 3, Incarvillea zhongdianensis:
Incarvilleas are one of my favorites, and I. zhongianensis was the first one I ever grew. Stunning plants!
Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8
Aren't they! What a great genus.
Some photos of an extraordinary population of pink-flowered Castilleja (C. rhexifolia?) along a roadside at Kananaskis Country, AB, at about 2200m elevation:
And who's growing Castilleja? Here's an old thread on the subject:
There are many other threads about Castilleja at the NARGS site that can be accessed by searching.
Just some scenery: