September 2021 in the Garden - plenty of flowers to see

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    There are still plenty of flowers to see, and the Douglas Justice's September blog has lots of good photos of them - September 2021 in the Garden - UBC Botanical Garden. I definitely recommend checking it out.

    I'll start with some plants I checked out because of the blog. The first one mentioned is Helianthus angustifolius - the attribute in the name means narrow-leaved, so it was easy to identify.
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    Next to this bed is Hylotelephium 'Herbstfreude', commonly called Sedum autumn joy. I posted the two Hylotelephium elsewhere on the forums last year, as Douglas wrote about them in the August 2020 In the Neighbourhood - UBC Botanical Garden blog. He mentioned there that this one has alternate leaves.
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    Autumn joy also blooms a little later than Hylotelephium spectabile Brilliant Group, which is on the other side of the plaza, surrounded by autumn joy. H. spectabile has opposite leaves, and its flowers are fully open. It's easy to tell them apart right now - you can see the difference in colour in the first photo below.
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    I've posted Rosa x odorata 'Mutabilis' many many times. There are still flowers. It was mentioned somewhat in passing as being in the same bed as Strobilanthes attenuata.
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    Wendy Cutler and I had a great walkabout around the gardens.It was my first time there as a photographer and student of plant life. enjoy the pics!
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Let's see what I can do here for names of the plants in Eleanor's photos!
    Paris polyphylla var. polyphylla; Actinidia delociosa (near the butterfly rose that I posted in the previous posting);
    Metapanax davidii, which I had to figure out this time, though I have posted it three times, the most recent being three years ago. I even have a whole thread on it at (2) Metapanax davidii - are these flowers and are they open? | UBC Botanical Garden Forums.
    I left in the photo of me, because the point was to show my clothing colours matching the Sambuccus nigra subsp. cerulea in the next photo.
    I think the yellow Asteraceae flowers are Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm' (gold storm black-eyed Susan), about which Douglas wrote quite a bit in the July 2020 in the Neighbourhood - UBC Botanical Garden blog, noting that they bloom until mid-September.
    I used to think the Franklinia alatamaha only did two flowers at a time, but there are a lot of flowers on it now. I forgot to look for the other two specimens. I guess I'll have to go back. :)
     
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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    I really appreciate this information. I grew Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ when I lived in Burnaby so, when I found a lighter-pink sedum in my new garden, I thought it might be S. spectabile ‘Brilliant’. I can hardly wait to go out tomorrow and check whether the leaves of mine are alternate or opposite. Thanks so much, Wendy! I really like to know the proper names of my plants.
     
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    I was determined to find the Rhus aromatica in the Catesby Grove. I looked for about an hour last week for something else in that grove, then maybe a half hour this week (no, there is not a (visible) sign for it), and just when I was giving up, I noticed the red fruits above my eye level, and the leaves with three leaflets, not all that evident from the blog photo, but Eleanor has data and looked it up on her phone, so I knew to look for that. The second and third photos offer a choice of flash or no-flash.
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    Plants in that grove have plot number 4C02 on their tags, which might be helpful. I have also learned that in Garden Explorer, at the Map tab, if you zoom in on the Carolinian Garden, the grove names are the orange circles, which you can read when you mouse over them. That's a lot faster than walking around looking for a sign. When you click the grove name, all the taxa in that grove that have been put on the map are listed. Clicking on a taxon at this point does not show which marker it is, but if there are photos, they get displayed.
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    A little off-topic, I enjoyed this page that came up when I queried Mark Catesby: Slaves Identify Elephant Fossils in America - Wonders & Marvels (wondersandmarvels.com).

    The plant I was looking for last week in this grove is Aralia spinosa. I had just given up when I realized it was right in front of me, less than two meters away. It's quite small, with no infructescences, which were what I was hoping to see. I didn't find a label, but it's the only Aralia that is supposed to be in this grove.
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    I posted Aralia californica before. Looking at my photos, I'm confused about how much is one leaf. I read that these are 3-times pinnate, so I guess what's shown in the third photo is one leaflet.
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    Speaking of leaves, this is Meliosma veitchiorum, in the Asian Garden.
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    Back in the Carolinian Garden, I didn't get around to posting the Actaea pachypoda, doll's-eyes, or white baneberry last month. Yesterday I found what looked just like it with red fruits, so I think it must be Actaea rubra.
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    This is Josef Garen, a researcher studying how different plants respond in their photosynthetic rate to different temperatures. Here he's studying Ludwigia alternifolia in the Carolinian Garden.
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    I made a quick trip last week to look for some stuff that I never found, so here are two flowers.
    Bistorta amplexicaulis 'Firetail' on the entrance plaza.
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    Tropaeolum speciosum, from Chile, with flowers and fruits, have made their way out to the main path in the Asian Garden, a pretty gutsy move for a plant that does not belong there at all.
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