Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
This is Lantana camara 'Bandana Trailing Gold'
This is Lantana camara 'Luscious Citrus Blend'.
This is Lantana camara 'Landmark Sunrise Rose'
This is Lantana camara 'Lucky Pure Gold'
This is Lantana camara 'Bandana Red'
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Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Here is another Dianthus, clusterhead pinks (Dianthus carthusianorum), at Purdue Horticulture Gardens. Picture taken June 22, 2009.
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Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
This is butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa). It is in Purdue Hort Gardens along the side of Marsteller St. Picture taken June 12, 2009.
Link to butterfly weed:
Butterfly weed is one of the milkweeds. Look at the little orange flowers closely and see that it has the same form as the other milkweeds. Butterfly weed is native to Indiana but since it is such an attractive flower you are more likely to find it where people have planted it like here at Hort Gardens rather than in its native habitat.
Another link to butterfly weed:
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Canterbury bells (Campanula medium 'Mixed Colors'), June 5, 2009, Purdue Horticulture Gardens.
Wikipedia article on canterbury bells:
Wikipedia article on Campanula:
Our native Campanula, Campanula americana, is a common sight in Indiana woods in the late summer.
Link to Campanula americana:
Friday, June 12, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Link to previous post on this juneberry tree:
Even this chipmunk was in the tree eating juneberries. I didn't know chipmunks climbed trees, apparently they do if they have good enough reason. Pictures taken June 9, 2009.
Link to juneberry trees in Lafayette:
Monday, June 8, 2009
Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'). Picture taken June 2, 2009. This fern is in several places at the Hort Gardens.
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Saturday, June 6, 2009
Sundrops (Oenothera fruticosa ssp. glauca). Pictures taken June 2, 2009.
Whether this particular plant here at Hort Gardens is native to Indiana depends on your view of Oenothera speciation. In any case it is close to the plant Deam describes in his Flora of Indiana as “usually in moist, black sandy soil in prairie habitats. In marshes and along roadsides” (Oenothera tetragona var. longistipata, syn. Oenothera fruticosa subsp. fruticosa).Link to Oenothera fruticosa ssp. glauca:
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009
This is Carolina lupine, sometimes called Thermopsis caroliniana. The current botanical name is Thermopsis villosa. The true lupines are genus Lupinus.
This is at Purdue Horticulture Gardens, May 31, 2009.
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More on Thermopsis villosa:
Monday, June 1, 2009
This is violet sage (Salvia x superba). The x in the scientific name means it's a hybrid of two kinds of Salvia.
Link to Salvia x superba:
Violet sage is used quite a lot in landscaping. Look for it as you travel in the Lafayette area.
Here is a link to Salvia x superba 'Merleau' This Salvia at Hort Gardens may or may not be the Merleau cultivar though.
Picture taken May 31, 2009.
This strawberry foxglove (Digitalis x mertonensis) is now flowering, Picture taken May 31, 2009.
Link to Digitalis x mertonensis:
This strawberry foxglove is planted near the other foxglove described in this previous post. The other foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) is still flowering nicely.