Saturday, June 19, 2010

Sinocalycanthus chinensis

This plant is closely related to the California native Calycanthus occidentalis. The bush looks similar, but the flowers are so different. The flowers on the native have many narrow petals and they are kind of a maroony-orange. These have large petals and are white. They both like shade and water. The Sinocalycanthus is growing essentially in Strawberry Creek at the UC Botanical Garden. Blooming now in the Asian Section.

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