Plants of the Week: April 11

Plants of the Week: April 11

Trillium sessile (2) JWC blog

Trillium sessile, naturalizing in the Meeting House woods, is a perennial spring wildflower native to the eastern and central United States.  The leaves are often mottled with shades of light and dark green.  The species name comes from the Latin word sessilis which means low sitting, and refers to its stalkless flower.  photo credit: J. Coceano

Prunus 'First Lady' (1) JWC blog

Prunus ‘First Lady’ was selected for its strong upright growth habit.  Flowers, dark pink and semi-pendulous, open in late March.  Reaching a height of 30’ with a spread of 15’, ‘First Lady’ can be admired in the Pinetum.  photo credit: J. Coceano

Sanguinaria canadensis 'Multiplex' (1) JWC blog

A dramatic clump of Sanguinaria canadensis ‘Multiplex’ is flowering in the Terry Shane Teaching Garden.   The double-flowered form of the native bloodroot is highly sought after.  photo credit: J. Coceano

Magnolia kobus var. borealis (4) JWC blog

Magnolia kobus var. borealis is a native of Japan.  Planted near Mertz Hall, the form was found on Japan’s northern islands and is considered more robust than M. kobus.  Flowers are white, often with a hint of blush at the base of the tepals.  photo credit: J. Coceano

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