Identification: What stringy white flowers, bedding plants?

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    These stringy white flowers are maybe 3cm across, in inflorescences that might be 20cm across. The flowers would be about 60cm high, except that they flop over. I saw them on the Rhododendron path in Stanley Park.
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    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Looks like Trautvetteria - Wikipedia -- there should be some of these in bloom in the Rainforest Garden soon (more shade than these ones are getting)
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Thank you! I see there is only one species - Trautvetteria caroliniensis - should be good in the Carolinian garden too, or is that just shrubs and trees? Ranunculaceae. The "strings" are all stamens - there are no petals.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yes, it would be good there as well. It is one of the few pan-North American wildflowers that I know of (same species in the Carolinas as in the forests near Port Renfrew).
     

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