Sometimes it's All About the Seeds

This feather-duster seed head is the star attribute of Apache plume (Fallugia paradoxa), a native shrub of the southwest uplands. This shrub is great in sunny, xeric landscapes as a background plant or screen; although it has a fine texture, it is quite dense, and gets about 5’x5’ in size. Most people either love it or hate it---I’m in the former camp.

Today’s Denver Post had a great article about the National Seed Storage Laboratory on the CSU campus in Fort Collins. From time to time I read thoughtful blog postings like this one that stress the need for seed diversity and conservation. The Post article explains how that can- and is- being done on an international level.

Are you a seed saver?

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