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2021 Spring Growth at CCW

Photos by Josh Fodor

Iris douglasiana
Iris douglasiana in bloom.
Acer macrophyllum
Acer macrophyllum with beautiful bronzed shoots.
Phacelia hybrid
A Phacelia hybrid. The nursery currently has many 1 gallons ready for sale and on the cusp of flowering.

Ellen Uhler writes of the Phacelia at the nursery: "I'm pretty sure we've got a hybrid swarm on our hands. More of them are showing Phacelia nemoralis tendencies than P. californica. P. californica usually has blue to lavender flowers (but sometimes white) and P. nemoralis has whitish flowers. They are both perennials, but P. nemoralis is "short-lived". But I will say that they have been self-seeding like crazy on one of our sites. And bumblebees love them."

Phacelia expert and Senior Plant Taxonomist at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Genevieve K. Walden recently noted: "Heckard documented crosses and hybrid swarms for californica - [californica x nemoralis and californica x imbricata]. Crosses for californica with nemoralis were successful for tetraploid level - hybrids weren't successful at diploid level. Heckard's monograph is really thorough and very helpful for the variation in the perennial group."
Dichelostemma multiflorum
Dichelostemma multiflorum, one of a few species of bulbs available at the nursery. Dichelostemma multiflorum is sometimes known as wild hyacinth, round-tooth snake-lily, or round-tooth ookow.
Alnus rhambifolia
Alnus rhombifolia (white alder) fertilized with organic Whey To Grow.
Erigeron glaucus
Eriogonum latifolium
Symphyotrichum chilense
Muhlenbergia rigens


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