John, Penrock has a couple of images and a description of what might be the little massonia you saw. This one is claimed to be related to M. pygmaea. Alas, it is not yet listed in their catalog. http://www.penroc.co.za/pages/newslet0503.htm http://www.penroc.co.za/pages/9newimages/13.htm JJA seems to have a different one, with smooth leaves, possibly related to M. echinata. Or is this the one you saw? http://jjaseeds.com/pac_productdetails.asp/… Both appear to be summer rainfall types. Now if we can just get someone to send them to the BX... --Roy NW Boston, Ma Global warming update: Adonis are a couple of inches out of the ground today.