Daphne caucasica Pall.

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

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'Daphne caucasica' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/daphne/daphne-caucasica/). Accessed 2021-12-02.

Genus

Glossary

apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
entire
With an unbroken margin.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
glaucous
Grey-blue often from superficial layer of wax (bloom).
oblanceolate
Inversely lanceolate; broadest towards apex.
ovary
Lowest part of the carpel containing the ovules; later developing into the fruit.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
perianth
Calyx and corolla. Term used especially when petals and sepals are not easily distinguished from each other.

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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'Daphne caucasica' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/daphne/daphne-caucasica/). Accessed 2021-12-02.

A deciduous shrub up to 4 to 6 ft high, with flowering twigs downy; barren young twigs less so, or glabrous. Leaves produced along the entire shoot, oblanceolate, tapered at the base and oftener rounded than tapered at the apex, 1 to 134 in. long, 13 to 12 in. wide; glabrous, pale green above, somewhat glaucous beneath. Flowers glistening white, fragrant, produced during May and June in terminal heads of usually four to twenty blossoms; the perianth 13 in. across, with ovate lobes; tube 13 in. long, cylindrical, silky outside; ovary slightly downy. Bot. Mag., t. 7388.

Native of the Caucasus; many times introduced and lost. It is not outstanding, but is pleasing in its fragrance and for its abundant flower-clusters borne at the end of crowded, short, leafy shoots springing from the previous year’s growth. It differs from D. alpina in its glabrous leaves.