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Maggi Young

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Re: Growing European gentians in a lawn meadow area
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2020, 02:52:09 PM »
Thank you, Trond, aren't  they lovely?!
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Re: Growing European gentians in a lawn meadow area
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2020, 07:12:38 PM »
Those are superb Trond! Euphrasias are so pretty.

Update no. 1 on the acaulis - it's quite easy to mow over them without damage. I actually think they look slightly heathier in the grass already - a bit darker green. Maybe they are benefiting from some mycorhizae?

In the Swiss Alps I came across a delightful yellow flowered Euphrasia - but tiny flowered even for a Euphrasia. I'm afraid I have forgotten its name....




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Re: Growing European gentians in a lawn meadow area
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2020, 07:40:43 AM »
Thank you, Trond, aren't  they lovely?!

You are welcome, Maggi! And yes, they are lovely. I often kneel to take a better look at them!
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Re: Growing European gentians in a lawn meadow area
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2020, 07:47:15 AM »
Those are superb Trond! Euphrasias are so pretty.

Update no. 1 on the acaulis - it's quite easy to mow over them without damage. I actually think they look slightly heathier in the grass already - a bit darker green. Maybe they are benefiting from some mycorhizae?

In the Swiss Alps I came across a delightful yellow flowered Euphrasia - but tiny flowered even for a Euphrasia. I'm afraid I have forgotten its name....

I don't know about mycorrhizae which is quite possible, but I have wondered if the short lived (annuals, biennials) have a kind of hemiparasitic behavior? Seems that many plant species have a kind of root connection either directly or through some kind of fungus.

The Swiss Euphrasia looks wonderful - we have no yellows here.
Trond Hoy, gardening on the rainy west coast of Norway.

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Re: Growing European gentians in a lawn meadow area
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2021, 11:42:40 PM »
...well, the gentians are still alive this spring, though looking a bit weather-beaten (as they often do at this time of year). We'll see how they grow once it warms up a bit.

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