Cladothamnus pyroliflorus Bongard

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

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'Cladothamnus pyroliflorus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cladothamnus/cladothamnus-pyroliflorus/). Accessed 2021-09-28.

Other taxa in genus

    Glossary

    alternate
    Attached singly along the axis not in pairs or whorls.
    apex
    (pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
    entire
    With an unbroken margin.
    glabrous
    Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
    oblanceolate
    Inversely lanceolate; broadest towards apex.
    style
    Generally an elongated structure arising from the ovary bearing the stigma at its tip.

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    Credits

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

    Recommended citation
    'Cladothamnus pyroliflorus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cladothamnus/cladothamnus-pyroliflorus/). Accessed 2021-09-28.

    A deciduous shrub 3 to 6 ft (sometimes more) high, with erect angled stems and glabrous young shoots. Leaves alternate, oblanceolate or narrowly oval, 1 to 2 in. long, 14 to 12 in. wide; tapered gradually to a stalkless base, abruptly narrowed to a point at the apex, entire, perfectly glabrous on both surfaces. Flowers produced in June, mostly solitary from the axils of the uppermost leaves and the end of the shoot, 34 to 1 in. across. Sepals five, narrow oblong, persistent, green; petals five, spreading, broader and rather longer than the sepals, rosy in the centre, yellowish at the margins; stamens ten, spreading, the stalks flattened towards the base; style 38 in. long, decurved, persistent; flower-stalk 14 to 12 in. long.

    Native of Alaska, British Columbia, etc.; discovered in Sitka Island in 1828; introduced by T. Smith, of Newry. It is a neat shrub, suitable for a peaty situation in the rock garden.