|Nice and full by mid-April ||
Species native to western North America, with male and female flowers on separate plants. We got just four seedlings , so hopefully they'll all grow to maturity, and between them represent both sexes.
||western meadow rue
In their second year now, and so far one is blooming, with nondescript, greenish-white flowers on wispy stalks, rather hard to catch on photo.
|The photos above show the progression of the fading flowers on our one plant. It did appear to set seed, but I neglected to collect any so I'll never know if it was viable.
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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- Seed from '05 trade. Baggy 70F (21d) - 35F (42d) - 70F (43%G, 10-16d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 35F (6w) - 70F (22d; no G, moldy)
Differences may be due to exact sequence and timing of warm/cold stages, but more likely are indicative of low viability of the seed after dry storage.
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April 22, 2013