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Wild Collected / Alberta Natives

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Anticlea elegans (syn. Zigadenus elegans)

If I could only have one of the Alberta wildflowers....  I would lose my mind, pick just one? But this is a favourite and I do love to see them in the ditches in central Alberta.  Up highway 761 are some huge clumps of them that have obviously been growing there for many years.  They are so beautiful.  

They have recently been moved to the Melanthiaceae family.  

Very easy to grow in the home garden. 

Product Overview:Perennial

Height:20-60 cm (8-24")

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination:Warm germinator but can be slow

Price:$4.00 (50 seeds per package)

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Aquilegia brevistyla

I found a wonderful spot way up past Abraham Lake with a huge colony of aquilegia growing amongst wild roses and shepherdia.   I finally captured this picture.  Love it.

Product Overview:Perennial / Wild Collected

Height:up to 60 cm

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination:Seed requires light & fluctuating temperatures

Price:$4.00 (50 seeds per package)

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Aralia nudicaulis

Wild Sarsaparilla

Found in aspen and mixed wood forests.  This is a member of the ginseng family (Araliaceae).  Wild sarsaparilla has medicinal properties and was an ingredient in the original root beer.  The aromatic root is supposed to make an excellent tea.

Product Overview:Perennial

Height:30-60 cm

Positioning:Does best in moist shade

Germination:Requires fluctuating temperatures to germinate

Price:$4.00 (40 seeds per package)

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Arnica cordifolia

Heart Leaf Arnica

 

Product Overview:Perennial

Height:20-60 cm (8-24")

Positioning:Full sun

Germination:May require a cold period

Price:$3.00 (15 seeds per package)

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Arnica fulgens

I'm partial to yellow flowers, so when I find another one that I don't have, I must have it.  I've read that the blooms are inconspicuous, but I don't think so.  Wonderful wildflower that does quite well in a domestic garden.

Product Overview:Perennial

Height:20-60 cm (8-24")

Positioning:Full sun

Germination:May require a cold period

Price:$3.00 (20 seeds per package)

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Aster ciliolatus

Lindley's Aster (Symphyotrichum ciliolatum)

This grows everywhere around here.  Not complaining, Aster's are a favourite, they're purple.

Product Overview:Alberta Native

Height:20-100 cm

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination:May require fluctuating temperatures

Price:$3.50 (A good pinch (too tiny to count))

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Aster conspicuus

Showy Aster (Eurybia conspicua)

This is my favourite wild aster.  They are sturdy tough long blooming plants.  

Product Overview:Perennial

Height:30 cm - 100 cm (12" - 40")

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination:Warm germinator but can be slow

Price:$3.00 (30 seeds per package)

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Aster laevis

Smooth Aster

Found in open dry grasslands, or my neck of the woods which is hilly and often wet.  

Product Overview:Alberta Native

Height:30-100 cm

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination:Warm germinator

Price:$3.50 (50 seeds per package)

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Aster modestus

Large Northern Aster

Product Overview:Alberta Native

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Price:$3.00 (50 seeds per package)

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Caltha palustris

Marsh Marigold - The ditches, streams, well just about any wet area in my neck of the woods, turns solid yellow with these flowers in the spring.  I think it is glorious.  This past summer, 2018, I noticed an area on Hwy 12 that was yellow, yellow, yellow with marsh marigolds, going back into the woods as far as I could see.  

The pungent leaves contain helleborine, poisoness, which is destroyed when boiled in 3 changes of water.   When eaten they are supposed to be a good remedy for cougns and colds.  It is also reported that a few drops of the corrosive sap applied to a wart daily will kill the virus.

Product Overview:Alberta Native / Wild Collected

Height:20-60 cm

Positioning:Full sun, likes moist / wet conditions

Germination:Seed is moist packed directly after harvest.

Price:$4.00 (100 seeds per package)

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Campanula rotundifolia

Found throughout most of Alberta on dry hillsides and meadows.  Easy to grow in the garden in full sun to light shade. 

Of interest - the Cree chopped the dried root and made it into a compress to stop bleeding, reduce swelling and promote healing.

Product Overview:Perennial

Height:20-45 cm

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination:Warm germinator, do not cover seed

Price:$3.00 (100 seeds per package)

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Carex flava

Yellow Sedge

Common to the Rocky Mountain Region found along streams and in marshy places.  

Product Overview:Alberta Native / Wild Collected

Height:10-40 cm

Positioning:Full sun to part shade, moist area

Germination:Seed requires cool temps

Price:$3.50 (50 seeds per package)

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