Daphne striata Tratt.

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

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

Genus

Glossary

glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
oblanceolate
Inversely lanceolate; broadest towards apex.
perianth
Calyx and corolla. Term used especially when petals and sepals are not easily distinguished from each other.
prostrate
Lying flat.
striated
Bearing fine longitudinal stripes grooves or ridges.

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Credits

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

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

An evergreen shrub forming close, dense mats and rarely much more than 6 to 12 in. high, the lower branches semi-prostrate; young shoots glabrous. Leaves 12 to 1 in. long, oblanceolate, pointed, crowded at the end of the shoots, dullish green. Flowers in terminal heads of eight to twelve; perianth 12 in. long, the lobes giving it a diameter of about 14 in., rosy pink, charmingly fragrant.

A native of the European Alps, which has been cultivated since 1827, but is very rare in gardens and hard to cultivate successfully. It is nearly related to D. cneorum, which is well distinguished, however, by its downy, plain perianth which in D. striata is glabrous and striated.