April 2021 - some flowers, mostly

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here are some non-rhododendrons I photographed in the last week or two.

    Kerria japonica.
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    I must have photographed every Melliodendron xylocarpum in the garden, but finally my favourite one came into bloom.
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    Staphylea holocarpa var. rosea. I want to post this because I want the term "cherry-look-alike". This is the second time I've been fooled (for just a bit) by this tree in the Asian Garden that looks so much like it's covered in cherry blossoms, until I see the trunk and realize I've been had. And then I can't remember what it is.
    Here is how it looked when I saw it on April 14, little pink flowers not close enough to really see.
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    This is a different tree that I was able to get right up on on April 28.
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    Epimedium acuminatum. I've never looked at an Epimedium flower, but a FB friend posted one and now I find those little hooks fascinating. They're bracts?
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    Getting progressively smaller here. These still count. Acer shirasawanum 'Palmatifolium'.
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    The Viburnum cinnamomifolium in the Asian Garden is finally flowering. The one below the Ting had whole flower heads open in December. Some.
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    I finally have got down to no flowers. I like the new leaves on Sorbaria tomentosa. I see a different Sorbaria around my neighbourhood and have finally learned the name.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    One more - the Sorbus caloneura is in bloom. It's a good thing these inflorescences are cute, perched above the branches like that, because they smell terrible.
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    Here's one I like that I forgot - Ilex cornuta - the straight sides make the leaves look like labels to me.
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