Thursday, March 18, 2010

Lindera obtusiloba....they are having a good spring

Lindera, a genus in the Laurel family, Lauraceae contains a number of good ornamental shrubs. Here on the east coast, we have only Lindera benzoin, Spicebush, an unassuming but pleasant dioecious shrub of moist woodlands....a host plant for the Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly. L obtusiloba is an undemanding shrub, obviously spectacular in flower. This plant, flowering now, is in the Asian Collections along the road adjacent to the triangular island bed.

1 comment:

Novi On The Go said...

I thought these were lichens, now I know they're not. I found your blog on Nicola Moss, I am very bad with plant names but do enjoy the garden. Lots of lovely pictures here, thank you, I have enjoyed my stay and will return.