Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


The green unripe seed pods of Honesty (Lunaria annua).  Picture taken June 24, 2011.

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Zantedeschia elliottiana

Zantedeschia elliottiana, June 24, 2011.  Zantedeschia is commonly known as calla lily.  As one of the family Araceae, each of these three inflorescences is a columnar spadix with hundreds of tiny flowers, surrounded by the pink spathe.  The Mexican artist Diego Rivera used calla lily as an element of many of his paintings, even though Zantedeschia is actually native to South Africa rather than Mexico. 

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Few Sedums

A few Sedums at Purdue Horticulture Garden.  This is Sedum makinoii 'Salsa Verde'.  Picture taken May 30, 2011.
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This is Sedum linare 'Sea Urchin'.  Picture taken May 30, 2011.

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Sedum kamschaticum 'Floriferum'.  Picture taken June 11, 2011.

Sedums are often used as a component of green roofs, able to survive some of the extreme conditions roof plants must encounter.

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