One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Calanthe sieboldii, C. striata, and Speirantha gardenii ...the Asian Collections is chock full of obscure beauties!
Its difficult to compete with Rhododendrons, Azaleas, and the other strikingly spectacular shrubs and trees flowering now. but.....if you want to take a break and look down there are interesting plants on the ground. Calanthes are in the Orchidaceae, the Orchid Family, and Speirantha is a member of the Liliaceae, the Lily Family.