Thursday, March 25, 2010

New Spring Growth In My Yard

Dwarf Elm leaves

Drake elm leaves, Ulmus parvifolia, Family Ulmaceae (elm Family). Common names include Chinese elm, lacebark elm, and Drake elm. Native to China, Korea and Japan. This dwarf elm usually grows no higher than 40-50 feet. Says Floridata, "This is a good replacement for American elm which is apparently going extinct due to Dutch elm disease."

Sweetgum Leaves

Sweetgum leaves, Liquidambar styraciflua, Family Hamamelidaceae (witch-hazel Family). Sweetgum occurs in the United States from Connecticut, west through southeastern New York and southern Ohio, through Missouri to eastern Oklahoma, south to include Texas and Florida.


Loropetalum, Loropetalum chinense, Family Hamamelidaceae (witch-hazel Family). Native to Japan and southeastern Asia, including southern China.

Snapdragons 1

Snapdragons, Antirrhinum majus, Family Scrophulariaceae (figwort Family). Native originally to North Africa, Spain and along the Mediterranean to Italy, snapdragons have become naturalized in temperate regions in North America and elsewhere.

There are hundreds of snapdragon cultivars. Mine grow wild. Close-ups:

Snapdragons 3

Snapdragons 2

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