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, May 4, 2010
Trochodendron aralioides, Chimonanthus praecox, and Livistonia sp. (this last from Florida last week)
Sometimes I like them not because they're beautiful, but because they're just wonderful to look at. The sea slug looking fruits in the middle belong to Chimonanthus praecox. This is one of a pair of plants at the beginning of the China Valley path. Eugenia and I have our doubts that they are standard C. praecox. The growth habit and the bloom time are quite distinctly different from the rest of our plants.