Arbutus: Emerging panicles

Discussion in 'Ericaceae (rhododendrons, arbutus, etc.)' started by LPN, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. LPN

    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    While in the garden today during a break in the the rain, I noticed the Madrone (Arbutus menziesii) begining to break dormancy. This is evident by the emerging flower panicles. I also spotted Daphne laureola doing the same.

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Is that usual for the leaves to be arranged opposite, rather than alternate or spirally?
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Looks like some on the portion shown are and some aren't. Maybe most of the rest of this specimen is alternate.
     
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    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I had a closer look on the tree, and none of the leaves are truely opposite. I think the camera angle may have played into that illusion.

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