My favorite flower (this week)

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
July 31, 2017

My favorite flower (this week)

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One of the great delights of walking randomly in the Arnold Arboretum is the unanticipated discovery of a plant heretofore unnoticed. This week, Grewia biloba, a shrub I had never seen in flower, presented itself in full (but subtle) glory. The small white flowers with bright yellow eyes of stamens (pollen-producing structures) are stunning. What appear […]

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Botanical fireworks

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
July 5, 2016