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John Mitchell

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trip to Georgia
« on: January 26, 2010, 01:30:20 PM »
I have just got round to sorting my slides out from our expedition to Georgia. I would like to thank SRGC for part funding the trip. The places we visited were David Garedza, lagodechi, Kazbegi and bakuriani, The highest point was at Kazbegi. In all we collected over 380 collections which included herbarium, living and seed and the whole trip was a hugh success.

John



DSC_8624 Campanula bellidifolia 44
DSC_8669 Campanula petrophila 33
DSC_8711 Gentiana schistocalyx 11
DSC_8773 Cirsium rhizocephalum 11
DSC_8830 Senecio sosnovskyi 11
DSC_8859 Potentilla gelida 1
DSC_8877 Delphinium caucasicum 44
DSC_8882 Viola minuta 1
DSC_8890 Jurinella subacaulis 11
DSC_9025 Astragalus maximus 666
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Re: trip to Georgia
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2010, 01:32:46 PM »
here are a few more to whet your appetite

DSC_9039 Campanula hypopolia 22
DSC_9075 Gentiana gelida 333
DSC_9106 Grossheimia macrocephala 111
DSC_9178 Sambucus tigranii 33
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« Last Edit: January 26, 2010, 02:36:52 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: trip to Georgia
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2010, 01:45:43 PM »
Some beautiful photos, John, of some great plants. It is always good to see them in situ, and so gain planting ideas! Wow to the Viola!  :P
« Last Edit: January 26, 2010, 01:52:30 PM by Sinchets »
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Re: trip to Georgia
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2010, 01:55:04 PM »
A cracking expedition which 'rewarded' you well! The Jurinella is an attractive plant, outshone ( for me ) only by the D.caucasicum. Thanks for posting.
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Re: trip to Georgia
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2010, 02:17:21 PM »
What a great start John !!  :o :o
Formidable plants... and hopefully many more to come...  8)

The Delphinium is superb and so are so many others !

Thanks for showing !
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Re: trip to Georgia
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2010, 03:54:14 PM »
Beautiful plants and not a bulb in sight  ;)   Hope there are many more to come.
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Re: trip to Georgia
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2010, 05:49:07 PM »
What an interesting expedition showing your plant finds and their habitats - the Campanula hypopolia literally dripping over the rocks is an amazing sight, thanks John  :)
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Re: trip to Georgia
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2010, 08:17:20 PM »
I hope you collected Primula juliae and Orphanidesia gaultherioides, several clones of each.

Both of these are quite scarce and the rock gardening community could do with fresh introductions.

Too bad that the political situation in Abkhazia probably precluded collecting there.

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Re: trip to Georgia
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2010, 07:31:12 AM »
thanks for all your comments i will try and post some more images later, with regards to Abkhazia it is still possiable to enter but it is not possiable with Georgian botanist.
Cheers,
John
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Re: trip to Georgia
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2010, 07:44:47 AM »
great stuff! the locales look amazing-love the cliff monastery, and i will take one plant each in agreement with chris and simon: the viola! and jurinella--smashing!
what sort of altitudes do these plants come from?

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Re: trip to Georgia
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2010, 08:34:39 AM »
The Jurinella and Delphinium were about 3100m this was the highest we got on Kazbegi, the rest would be around 2000m
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