Oops, no, wait, here's a plant - Saxifraga aizoides:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm
Antennaria alpina(?) in Kananaskis Country, AB:
Edraianthus serbicus in the tufa garden:
Lori, Oh my!! I have a thing for Antennarias! Have had mixed results with germination . This mountain beauty is the best I have seen to date. If you ever have a chance to get some seed, please let me know...Great photo BTW as always...
Ha! I seem to have problems germination antennaria seed, too, even though they germinate in my troughs just fine!
They are lovely!
Rick Rodich zone 4a. Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Rick, nice pics, tks for posting. funny how you can get hooked on a particular genus that isn't in the spotlight
Antennaria can be very useful as carefree groundcovers here, and are probably greatly underutilized! Yes, the little Antennaria I showed is a gem! I think it's A. alpina but I need to pay attention to the some of the finer details (e.g. whether the uppermost stem leaves are "flagged" with tiny, flat, papery appendages at the leaf tips) next time I run across it.
Beauties, Rick. Are the silver-foliaged and the green-foliaged ones the same plant in different light?
Sub-alpine larch, Larix lyallii, through the seasons:
Lori, Never met a Larix that I didn't like. Sadly it's a bit too hot for them here in Tennessee. Gotta go to Newfoundland to get a "Larch Fix"!
One from the garden, Primula elatior ssp. meyeri:
And kind of a nice coincidence with the fallen petals of a rosy-bloom crabapple: