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 12, 2011
Davidia involucrata.....don't those big white stipules put you in mind of the big white bracts that subtend the flowers?
I was admiring the volunteer Dove tree on the road above the GCA Circle. Actually I wasn't admiring it, I was searching, pointlessly, for some sign that this might be the year it begins to flower. I've never notices the stipules before but maybe that's because there's always so much floral excess distracting me when the Davidias leaf out.