2016 June 8 - June in the Garden: Rodgersia

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    On my May 30 visit, I was trying to second-guess Douglas Justice and what he would be writing about for June. I've never been successful at that before, but this time, everywhere I looked were Rodgersia, so I photographed several of those. And here's the June blog, all about Rodgersia.

    The thing is, I didn't find a single label. I'll bet they were down there, under all those leaves, plenty visible in the winter. It turns out I don't have any named photo for reference from previous years, probably because I didn't find any labels then either. So what follows are photos with my guesses as to what they are. As Douglas mentions, a lot of them are hybrids, but I'm not sure if I would know which they are. Corrections are welcome.

    This is the only one I'm certain of - seems to be a pretty good example of Rodgersia podophylla, duck-foot rodgersia, with palmately compound leaves.
    Rodgersia-podophylla_UBCBG_Cutler_20160530_P1240596.JPG Rodgersia-podophylla_UBCBG_Cutler_20160530_P1240599.JPG Rodgersia-podophylla_UBCBG_Cutler_20160530_P1240597.JPG
    Botany Photo of the Day from December 23, 2007 show's Daniel Mosquin's close-up of the flowers. The petal-looking things are sepals - there are no petals on Rodgersia.

    This one seems to have lobed leaf tips like R. podophylla, but some of the leaves look more pinnate, so I'm guessing a hybrid.
    Rodgersia-podophylla-hybrid_UBCBG_Cutler_20160530_P1240727.JPG Rodgersia-podophylla-hybrid_UBCBG_Cutler_20160530_P1240729.JPG

    This has some lobed leaves, but the leaf texture is not as stiff, and there are pink flowers. So a hybrid of R. podophylla and R. aesculifolia?
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    I'll post more in replies to this.
     
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    I ended the last posting with a hybrid that I thought involved Rodgersia aesculifolia. Here is what I think is that species. Leaves are palmately compound, flowers are white.
    Rodgersia-aesculifolia_UBCBG_Cutler_20160530_P1240739.JPG Rodgersia-aesculifolia_UBCBG_Cutler_20160530_P1240740.JPG Rodgersia-aesculifolia_UBCBG_Cutler_20160530_P1240744.JPG

    These plants with pinnate leaves I'm calling Rodgersia pinnata. Leaf margins are supposed to be doubly-serrate (e-Floras). This almost works. Are these "heavily textured" leaves?
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    Here is a photo from Dave's Garden that was taken at UBCBG in 2011.
    PlantFiles Pictures: Featherleaf Rodgersia, Rodgers Flower (Rodgersia pinnata) by growin
     
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    I just discovered that on June 2, I took two photos of what look like the real Rodgersia pinnata, heavily textured leaves and tall, loose inflorescences and all.
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    I think these June 28 photos are of the same group of Rodgersia pinnata as the second group in posting #2.
    Rodgersia-pinnata_UBCBG_Cutler_20160628_P1260356.JPG Rodgersia-pinnata_UBCBG_Cutler_20160628_P1260359.JPG Rodgersia-pinnata_UBCBG_Cutler_20160628_P1260360.JPG Rodgersia-pinnata_UBCBG_Cutler_20160628_P1260361.JPG

    This group, with fuzzy stems like the Rodgersia pinnata in posting #4, have more developed fruits.
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