This picture is of a cultivar of coral bells, 'Mocha Mint'. It is a Heuchera hybrid. There are varieties of the related Heuchera americana that are native and wild in Indiana. Picture taken May 31, 2010 at Purdue Horticulture Gardens.
Monday, May 31, 2010
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Thursday, May 27, 2010
Pigsqueak, or Bergenia cordifolia. These leaves will squeak like a pig if you rub them. Picture taken May 25, 2010.
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Iris pseudacorus, the Yellow Flag Iris, at Purdue's Horticulture Gardens. This iris is not native and has the potential to be invasive, best not to plant it where it can get into our streams and wetlands. Picture taken May 24, 2010.
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Monday, May 24, 2010
Canterbury bells, Campanula medium. The flowers are big as little teacups. Picture taken May 23, 2010.
Our native Campanula is Campanula americana.
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Saturday, May 22, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
This vine is Climbing Hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris). Pictures taken May 16, 2010.
This is sometimes named Hydrangea petiolaris, it is probably more correct to name it a subspecies of H. anomala:
Our native hydrangea is Hydrangea arborescens, it is a shrub, not a vine.
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