Botany Photo of the Day Paulownia tomentosa var. tsinlingensis

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    Botany Photo of the Day is a weblog run by researchers, staff, and students associated with UBC Botanical Garden. It features plants from around the world. See The Photographs for details on how to submit your images!

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    Right before the flowers of empress tree open, the ends resemble Kermit the Frog’s scrunch face, at least to my overactive imagination. Other common names for this species include royal paulownia and princess tree. The aristocratic theme in its common names are due to the German botanist Siebold naming the genus in honour of Russia’s […]

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