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)
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Fritillaria thunbergi. Look at those tendrils
The flowers aren't spectacular but those tendrils. Wow. We grow, in China Valley, Polygonatum cirrhifolium that also clambers with tendril-tipped leaves. Similar strategies. The Polygonatum uses its tendrils on other shoots of the same plant; it can make a mess. This Fritillaria doesn't seem to do that.