Plant Identification


post an unknown plant and see if others can provide a name


Submitted by Toole on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 02:55

I wonder if someone can give me a 'heads up' on the name of this Crocus which i raised from seed as a form of Crocus pallasii . :-\

I wonder in fact if it is C.oreocreticus ?.

Wonderfully coloured stem and striped feathering.
Long yellow anthers on short white filaments.
Deep colouring in the throat.

The flowers close at night.

Thanks .


Dicentra cucullaria ?

Submitted by Longma on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 06:34

I have been growing this Dicentra sp. for years and never got it to flower. Last year various members of this Forum advised that I should feed, feed, and feed again. So I did and, .... success! of a kind.... 1 flower spike, ;D
I always had it as Dicentra cucullaria, but now I'm not so sure. As I really don't know anything about this Genus, can someone advise me please on its ID? TIA 8)

Erythronium ID

Submitted by Gene Mirro on Sun, 04/14/2013 - 08:29

Can anyone ID these for me?  I found them about 50 miles east of Arcata, CA near Burnt Ranch.  Note the strong pink coloration.

The foliage looks like E. californicum.


Submitted by Lori S. on Sun, 01/20/2013 - 15:53

I've come to realize I've misidentified the plant in these photos. It's not Romanzoffia sitchensis, as I had imagined - there is a vague resemblance to the leaf shape but the inflorescence is wrong. The plant was found among talus boulders where it was wet from snowmelt in mid-August at about 2500m elevation in Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park, eastern slope Rockies, Alberta. The pictures are poor but I've blown them up as much as possible to show the detail.

Utah Oxytropis?

Submitted by Hendrix on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 13:20

I found this lovely, compact species growing in widely-scattered colonies in the Uinta Mountains, Uintah County, Utah, blooming on May 21, 2009. I was in the area of Brush Creek Canyon Overlook at an elevation of between 8,400 and 8,700 feet in large, open meadows ringed by aspen groves. I don't know if it is, indeed, an Oxytropis but it is definitely in Fabaceae. Can you help me put a name to my photos?