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9th March 2017
A distinctive species with a natural range centred on the Crimea but spilling into Russia,
Romania and Turkey. For a long time I treated it as just another species, rather tall and
tending to be a bit leafy with small flowers. However, after a few decades of stupidity I
finally realised that it did far better under the trees than G. nivalis and so I
am slowly removing the latter and extending the clumps of G.plicatus. One day I will have
a complete ground cover (and I will have to find something else to obsess about).
This picture shows a group of seedlings in flower, they have now been planted out
and I am adding other clones as I find them.