4 responses to “Mentzelia hispida”

  1. tom wheeler

    Thanks David T.! I love the fruity colours of Mentzelia spp.–apricots & lemons–M. laevicaulis on grey gravel banks, near Hedley BC. Loasaceae is a fascinating family. I’ll always remember Jim MacPhail ( UBCBG’s 1st Alpine Garden curator) sending us (nursery staff) Loasaceae seed–the seedlings had stinging hairs–memorable to transplant! Pity, now in the interests of protecting us, T& M no longer sells a climbing annual Loasaceae, Caiophora ( sp. I forget), at least one of our kids never fell afoul. In fact, we have a picture of Owen at home crawling alongside the annual planting of that day. Thanks for the memories!

  2. van

    Gorgeous. I’ll have to look up some more of these.

  3. Shirley

    It’s wonderful to see David Tarrant is still involved in the gardening community! I’ve missed him since he moved to Mexico. Does he have any projects in the works?

  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Shirley, I don’t believe David has any ongoing projects. He does still host the occasional travel tour, though.

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