Oxytropis borealis var. viscida
Compact tuft of ferny compound leaves, with clusters of creamy white or purple flowers on upright stems. Grows from a persistent woody base. Native to the western United States, usually found at higher elevations in gravelly, well-drained locations.
||cream to purple (summer)
||scarify, germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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- Seed from NARGS '11/'12 exchange. Scarified with sandpaper, baggy 70F (88%G, 4-13d). Additional scarification beyond the initial treatment was required to get all viable seeds to germinate
Some sources say this needs cold treatment, but all oxytropis species I've tried will germinate at room temperature after scarification.
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February 02, 2013