Zenobia

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Zenobia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/zenobia/). Accessed 2020-12-03.

Family

  • Ericaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

campanulate
Bell-shaped.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Zenobia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/zenobia/). Accessed 2020-12-03.

A genus of a single species, having much in common with Leucothoë but distinguished from it by its campanulate flowers. It is part of Andromeda as understood by early botanists, and David Don, in splitting the genus, gave most of the segregate genera names that, like Andromeda, were drawn from Greek mythology. But Zenobia commemorates an historic personage – the self-styled Queen of Palmyra, who led a massive revolt in the eastern provinces of Rome in the third century a.d.