Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tricyrtis macrantha, yellow toad lily

The campanulate flower structure doesn't shout "Tricyrtis", but the leaves are unmistakable and peering down into the flower you see those distinctive stigmas. This is a very cool plant. We have a small colony in the Asian Collections; from the parking lot, start at the brochure box and take the left-hand path down the hill. On your right, about 100' down the trail, there is a group of Pieris. Below and in front of them is the Yellow Toadlily.

1 comment:

Keith said...

This is a beauty!

I have a similar species (T.ishiana) which is a little fussy, but performs well given what it likes.