Photo of Azorella trifurcata: Not Bolax gummerifera; it's Azorella trifurcata

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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Plant Identifier
May 2, 2014 12:04 PM CST
These photos from UBC are actually Azorella trifurcata, not Bolax gummerifera - these are another couple of species for which the photo record is very mixed up.

Here are comments from Brent Hine, plant curator(?) at UBC discussing the misidentification of this particular plant in the UBC rock garden:

Azorella trifurcata has yellow flowers and the distinctive, trifurcated foliage shown in the photos you found. Bolax gummerifera has white flowers and very different foliage characteristics. Azorella trifurcata also extremely hardy (I grow it here in zone 3) and easy to grow, whereas Bolax gummerifera is difficult and very much one for the experts.

Here's a photo of Bolax gummerifera (the third photo down, click on the thumbnail to enlarge it):

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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Plant Identifier
Jun 3, 2014 9:34 PM CST
Hi, @robertduval14

Please note that you've previously posted a photo by ghislain118 of the same plant as shown in these two photos, to Azorella trifurcata, which is correct:

However, your recently-added photos of this same plant are posted as Bolax gummifera, which is a problem... Smiling

I spent some considerable effort a few years ago to figure out what I was growing, which is indeed Azorella trifurcata, same as in your recently-added photos (though sold to me mislabelled as Bolax gummifera). The differences are very clear, if you refer to the photo of the actual specimen of Bolax gummifera that I linked above.
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