What we don't see on our streets

Discussion in 'Talk about UBC Botanical Garden' started by Nadia White Rock, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Nadia White Rock

    Nadia White Rock Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    UBC Garden is just beautiful in June with roses, stewartia, styrax,mock oranges and so on.
    My attention as always was caught with a few rare things.
    Chionanthus retusus from Asia (China,Korea,Japan) looks so different compare to our aerial Fringetree from Eastern North America.
    Chionanthus retusus, China,Korea,Japan,3AD8.jpg Chionanthus retusus,China,Korea,Japan, 3AD8.jpg

    Here is Enkianthus campanulatus var. sikokianus with drooping racemes of dark red bells
    Enkianthus campanulatus var. sikokianus,Shikoku,Japan,3AA8 .jpg

    Linum campanulatum, flax but with yellow flowers.
    Linum campanulatum,S.Europe,1AEU.jpg

    Calochortus superbus is really superbus! So many lily flowers with orchid or iris spots on the inner side of petals and so fragile pedicel!
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Chionanathus retusus flowers more profusely in hot climates.
     
  3. Nadia White Rock

    Nadia White Rock Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I believe that, but even petals of Chionanathus retusus look shorter than Chionanthus virginicus has. Would petals be longer in hot climate?
    here is picture of Chionanthus virginicus
     

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