A rare plant from Hydrangea family is in bloom

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  1. Nadia White Rock

    Nadia White Rock Well-Known Member

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    Quite rare plant from Hydrangea family is finally in bloom, I think it is on Rock & Siebold Trails
    Dichroa febrifuga, Blue Evergreen Hydrangea.
    It is an important herb in traditional Chinese medicine, where it is considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs
     

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    Ron B Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Has been on the market down here, including at walk-in garden centers - I think I've seen that one near here has it displayed with hydrangeas. The Plant Locator - Western Region (2004, Black-Eyed Susans/Timber, Portland) had 13 listings, including one for a form designated as "UBC".
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here are the fruits on October 7. Nadia said she was disappointed in them. They didn't make for a great photo either.
     

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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    We've given this Dichroa febrifuga a bad rap for having boring berries, but it looked exciting today. I don't even understand - in 2013, the fruit photo was from October, so current year fruits, hadn't gone through a winter yet. These are surely from last year.
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