Thursday 29 November 2012

Plant ident 24/10/2012

1. Hedychium tara - ginger lily plant, has spikes of orange flowers and is heavily scented.

2. Ulmus (a suckering one found down the track)

3. Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold'

4. Artemisa lactiflora

5. Glycyrrhiza glabra aka liquorice plant, has great seedheads that break down into pea like pots (they are pea family - Fabaceae). It is a herbaceous perennial and has beautiful flowers too.

6. Platanus orientalis - aka Oriental Plane, it has leaves similar to an acer but has little leaflets threaded through its petioles.

7. Dahlia imperialis - tree dahlia

8. Lavatera arborea variegata - variegated mallow that grows freely on one of our compost heaps

9. Arundo donax

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