What we don't see everyday on streets

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  1. Nadia White Rock

    Nadia White Rock Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I decided to post maybe not most beautiful flowers of UBC Garden, there are a lot of them. What UBC Garden has and what we don't see everyday on streets, in parks and private backyards. Or at least what I found rare for myself.
    Hydrangea heteromalla, native to the Himalayas and China, looks very different than our hydrangeas. it looks like a tree! Is this a tree?
    Hydrangea heteromalla, native to the Himalayas and China.jpg

    Kunzea muelleri, native to Australia. I am sorry for my bad photo, I read that this plant covers the ground in nature, attracting bees, butterflies and birds
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    Moraea alticola, native to high African elevation.It looks like iris to me and it is from the same family. Flowers smell,every flower has an eye. Leaves are amazingly long.
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    Phlox adsurgens Wagon Wheel, probably not rare? It looked so attractive to me...
    Phlox adsurgens  Wagon Wheel.jpg

    Daphne giraldii,native to N. China. Just I like all daphnes, although they are poison. No smell, flowers small and not bright, but where else we can see flowers like that?
    Daphne giraldii,N. China6.jpg

    Calycanthus florida, spicy bush, this beautiful plant greets us before we enter the garden. Look how big and special flowers, smell it.
    Calycanthus florida7.jpg
     
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    Nadia White Rock Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Thank you, Ron!
     
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    Nadia White Rock Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    What we don't see everyday on streets, end of June

    Carpinus fangiana, Fang hornbeam, a handsome, rare large-leafed hornbeam with pendent, tail-like catkins up to 50 cm long(not this on)
    Carpinus fangiana.jpg

    Rubus tricolor,Chinese creeping bramble bush, groundcover with shiny leaves started to bloom
    Rubus tricolor - Chinese creeping bramble bush, China.JPG

    Opuntia aurea from hot Arizona
    Opuntia aurea.jpg

    Sub-tropical or tropical Fabiana with white and purple flowers, Solanaceae(tomato, potato) family
    Fabiana imbricata 'Prostrata' 1.jpg Fabiana imbricata.jpg

    So special Diplarrena moraea, White Iris, from Tasmania and Australia
    Diplarrena moraea-White Iris- Iridaceae,Tasmania,Australia.jpg

    Zenobia pulverulenta, a relative to Rhododendrons
    Zenobia pulverulenta-0.jpg Zenobia pulverulenta-2.jpg
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    That Opuntia aurea was awesome. The petals look like shiny plastic, but they just feel like normal petals.
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I'm seeing Opuntia autea that are yellow, as would be consistent with the name, and others that are pink, but not any photos that show these translucent-looking petals. This is very pretty, and now I see that it's unusual too.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Wish I could say the same . . . but this is all that one sees on the streets here now . . .
     

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    Quick! Save the shrubs!!
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Thanks to Chris Glenn at NCSU for looking up and sending me the current link to the page about this. The name in their article is x Sinocalycalycanthus raulstonii 'Hartlage Wine'. I like the repetition of the "caly".
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I think the latest literature has sunk Sinocalycanthus into Calycanthus now.
     
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