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, May 18, 2011
Pterostyrax hispida.....Fragrant Epaulette Tree
A pleasant small tree/large shrub, Stefan tells me that this plant had died to the ground in recent years. This individual is in China Valley below the top section of path. It isn't a plant with tremendous form so it works well tucked in as it is here. The flowers are fragrant and fall delightfully in the pendant inflorescences ; the foliage not so exciting in the fall.