Saturday, December 4, 2010

Different California Native Plant Seedlings - FYI

I'm thrilled to say all my seedlings pretty much are coming up. Not the western colombine, Aquilegia formosa, but lots of other stuff. This post is just photos of seedlings, with labels. Babies are cute, and it's fun to see how different the seedlings are. These plants were propagated from local wild seed, gathered along a local dirt road, and on our property.
(Labels are above pictures - just mentioning this because sometimes it can be confusing.)

Sticky Monkey Bush, Diplacus aurantiacus:



California Wild Lilac, Ceanothus thyrsiflorus:


California fuschia, Epilobium canum :



Naked buckwheat, Eriogonum nudum


Golden Yarrow, Eriophyllum confertiflorum


Alum root, Heuchera micrantha :


Common madia, Madia elegans :


Seep Monkeyflower, Mimulus guttatus :


Maybe sedge, and I'm not exactly sure which one. Have to look this one up.


Thimbleberry, Rubus parviflorum :


Thimbleberry, Rubus parviflorum redux - because I like this picture:


I hope this post has been informative. These are the seedlings I'm propagating in the greenhouse now, all local natives. This is my first time, well my second time I guess, through this process, and I am certainly open to advice!

In my next post - fledgling plants take wing!

11 comments:

queerbychoice said...

The "maybe sedge" one looks like golfields to me. My Lasthenia californica seedlings look exactly like that.

Ficurinia said...

You germinated a lot so far! Those are not all super easy either. Way to go!!! I live up in Oregon, but I love ALL of our West Coast natives.

Pam's English Garden said...

Dear Country Mouse, Oh, how those sweet seedlings make me think of spring in this frigid northeast location! They all look very healthy! Keep us posted. Pamela x

noel said...

aloha,

how wonderful that you are growing these from seedlings...good for you and thanks for sharing

Elephant's Eye said...

(Just saying, if you click Add Caption, it is IN the frame, no more confusion ;>)

Brad said...

Good thing you labeled them, a lot of them look very similar. It's also a good idea to have a reference in case you (or we) come across any unidentified seedlings.

Geno's Garden said...

That's why they call it a nursery. Ya huh?

Miranda Bell said...

Amazing to see seedlings in the exciting stages of development with you whilst we've had quite a bit of snow and v. cold weather here in Northern Brittany which is continuing... thanks for visiting my blog recently - really glad to have found yours and having the chance to repay your kind visit... have a good week Miranda

lostlandscape (James) said...

Brad alluded to it already: I'd love to see a resource, maybe a collaborative wiki, where people could post photos of their little seedlings, from the first seed leaves to the early true leaves. It usually takes me a season or two to identify new good seedlings in the garden from the undesirable riffraff. May your new charges grow and prosper.

Susan Krzywicki said...

Love seeing the babies - so different. Mother Nature sure believes in variety and it reminds me that we need to be more tolerant of the range of humans, just as we need to keep the diversity of plant life.

Christine said...

What a great resource! I love how the Heucheras look so much like the grown-up ones, only shrunken down. To Brad + James: I looked into this last season and was welcomed by someone at Calphotos to add the seedling photos to their files.