Thursday, October 1, 2009

Rostrinucula dependens...a fun late summer plant

This plant is along the path near the bottom of China Valley. It's another useful late summer plant in the mint family. A dieback shrub, ours is almost four feet tall now. I didn't know it till this year and until the pendant racemes happened, it looked a lot, superficially, like a Butterfly bush. I vividly remember the hundreds of seedling growing in about a 5 foot circle this spring so I have to think it's a plant nurserymen would love....except they're usually afraid of anything that doesn't flower before the end of June.

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