139 posts in Plant Profiles

March 2012 Plant Profile: Two members of the family THYMELAEACEAE

Thymelaeaceae it a family known for woody shrubs producing very fragrant winter blossoms. They also have smooth bark and fibers that make them valuable in quality paper making. two fine examples growing at CUH are Daphne odora and Edgeworthia chrysantha

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February 2012 Plant Profile: Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Dawn’

This cultivar simply lights up in winter as it flowers on a warm day and the delicious scent of warm sugary vanilla and lilac wafts in the air.

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January 2012 Plant Profile: Salix lasiandra

In the managed landscape, there are several species and cultivated varieties of Salix that are highly attractive.

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December 2011 Plant Profile: Ilex x koehneana

UWBG has the one of the largest Holly collections in North America and Iles x koehneana goes unnoticed until one gets up close to admire its bold presence as a broadleaf evergreen shrub.

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November 2011 Plant Profile: Acer griseum

Best known for it’s papery bark, Acer griseum is one of the most beloved landscape trees here in the Pacific Northwest.

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October 2011 Plant Profile: Vitis coignetiae

Another woody plant has captured our attention this month and is deserving of this autumn highlight and that’s the Crimson Glory Vine. While most grapes are fruiting now and express some fall color, this outstandingly large and colorful vine is mesmerizing to see especially when back lit by the western exposure of the sun.

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September 2011 Plant Profile: Vitex agnus-castus

The Vitex specimen here at CUH is just coming into bloom and will peak in the next couple of weeks attracting bees, butterflies, and other wildlife.

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August 2011 Plant Profile: Eucomis bicolor

Eucomis bicolor is one of the more common and easily sought after species as it truly showcases why this genus is known as “pineapple lily”

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July 2011 Plant Profile: Triteleia (Brodiaea)

Triteleia are somewhat of a taxonomic nightmare, but truly a much overlooked summer flowering bulb!

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June 2011 Plant Profile: Glumicalyx goseloides

Walking down the Soest Garden path, it’s very easy to miss seeing Nodding Chocolate Flower, a remarkable perennial plant all the way from South Africa.

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