9 responses to “Tropaeolum peregrinum”

  1. JenS

    Beautiful flower! These are cousins of nasturtiums, no? You can see the relationship in the flower shape. Are these edible too?

  2. Marilyn Brown

    A small moose with splendid yellow antlers !

  3. Nadia

    Beautiful and special!
    How different are leaves and flowers from this one Tropaeolum polyphyllum, native to Argentina & Chile.

  4. Karen Shuster

    West Coast Seeds used to carry Canary Creeper. Kids loved having it pointed out that the flowers did indeed look like little yellow birds. I can only locate these seeds now in Ontario & the Maritimes. Anyone know of a local source in BC?

  5. Mike Bush

    I’ve lately seem tender perennials referred to as ‘temperennials’.

    1. Elizabeth Revell

      I love that! Let’s keep it!

  6. Richard Windsor

    When I was a pup, plants with a rainfall dependent short growing season were labelled as “ephemeral” rather than annual. Desert flora have many such plants.

  7. Christine

    I was interested to see that your photo was taken in Alaska. Tropaeolum peregrinum used to be planted every year around the Commissioner’s mansion in Dawson City when it was the capital of the Yukon. When I was there about 20 years ago, the local heritage society was re-introducing the tradition.

  8. Midu

    Methods of classification are arbitrary at best. So many halophytes could be classified more accurately as xerophytes and vice versa.

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