8 responses to “Hulsea algida”

  1. Michael Charters

    I have changed the definition in my listing for “algida.” It does not mean ‘golden’ as I had previously stated. It is from the Latin algeo, ‘to be cold,’ and means ‘cold, or from a cold or high elevation.’ Sorry for the error.

  2. Eric in SF

    I saw this on Flickr when it hit the BPotD pool – really stunning.
    And a hearty welcome to mdv_graupe as a new contributor!

  3. Dianne Huling

    Hi, What a wonderful photo! This place is an alpine gardener’s dream. I am the Chair of the New England Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Sociey so I am excited by this picture. Was this shot taken on the White Inyo Mountains? If not where? Where are the White Inyo Mountains? I also have an MA in Art so I love the composition with the line of Hulsea algida in the foreground but continuing back into the horizon. The plants are especially floriferous. I assume it will grow in zone 6.

  4. Katy S

    A lovely shot of the plant and its habitat. Thanks!

  5. Beverley

    Hulsea algida – Z7 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths

  6. mdv_graupe

    Thank you for your kind comments. I am always amazed when I climb mountains in the Sierra Nevada, through endless talus fields, up steep snowfields and then find blooming plants in a most inhospitable environment. These plants seem to grow just fine in pure decomposed granite without much organic matter present. Another beautiful, very fragrant plant species which I often encounter up at this altitude, if not even higher up, is Polemonium eximium (Sky Pilot).
    Dianne, this photo was taken at the Sierra Nevada crest, southwest of Bishop. This is across Owens Valley from the White/Inyo Mountains. I have also “geotagged” the photo on Flickr. So you can look at the map there.

  7. Michael Charters

    Answer to Dianne: According to the tag at the top, it’s from Point Powell (formerly Mt. Powell) in the Sierra Nevada range west of Big Pine. The White-Inyo range is a more or less continuous north-south range consisting of the White Mts to the north and the Inyo Mts to the south and is on the east side of Owens Valley across from and parallel to the Sierra Nevadas. The Inyo Mts are between Owens Valley and the Saline Valley/northern Death Valley area. The White Mts are bordered on the east by Nevada.

  8. Margaret-Rae Davis

    It is so nice to see these flowers. In 1987 I came to California from Massachusetts to see my son graduate from College. We were on Mt Wilson and I photographed these same floweres. It was very nice to see them again.
    Thank you,

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