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)
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Delospermum sp. cooperi ? Hardy Purple Iceplant
It's curious enough that there are so many hardy Mesembryanthemems, but it just seems wrong that they're flowering now early-mid spring. Actually this plant has been flowering for a week at least. Excepting that three or four day stretch last week this has been a fairly cool spring.
Brad has some interesting things growing on the small hill above the parking spaces nearest the Administration Building. There are a number of upright Opuntias, a few more mesembs, and a variety of uncommon perennials. It's always worth a look.