Thanks John, I was led to a great Codonopsis website via Alpine-L (http://www.codonopsis.co.uk/), and the consensus is that it most closely matches C. lanceolata or C. ussuriensis. I later found a link to more photos of C. lanceolata at: http://www.robsplants.com/plants/CodonLance.php that closely resemble my plant. The foliage of Codonopsis convolvulacea as pictured on the http://www.codonopsis.co.uk/ site look wrong for my plant. It seems like many plants in cultivation are misidentified. Mark McDonough Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States firstname.lastname@example.org "New England" USDA Zone 5 ============================================== >> web site under construction - http://www.plantbuzz.com/ << alliums, bulbs, penstemons, hardy hibiscus, western american alpines, iris, plants of all types!