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Prosartes maculata

Prosartes maculata

Today's image was taken earlier today by Tony Maniezzo, the North American Gardens Curator at UBC Botanical Garden. This spotted mandarin was photographed in the Nantahala National Forest of North Carolina, USA, during one of the last few walks of the trip we are leading. While we sometimes encountered its relative Prosartes lanuginosa (yellow mandarin) on other walks, this was the only time we observed this species. Most references to this species will suggest it is named Disporum maculatum, now considered a synonym.

6 Comments

Eric Hunt commented:

Spectacular!

Here is another collection of photos of this species.

http://www.southeasternflora.com/view_flora.asp?plantid=958

I see we have P. lanuginosa up in Newton County in the Ozarks - will have to put it on my list for next spring.

natalie barringer commented:

What a beautiful and delicate little plant,it looks as if it has a sprinkling of black pepper or poppy seeds. Thanks for sharing your photo,this being the first time for me to see this flower.

IrmainSweden commented:

Stunning as a photo and marvelous as a plant. Want it very much!

elizabeth a airhart commented:

at dawn i unite with the breeze
to announce the comeing of light
at eventide i join the birds
in bidding light farewell
the plains are decorated with
my beautiful colors and the air
is scented with my fragrance


lovely flower and photo thank you all

Deborah Lievens commented:

A truly "fresh" sign of spring.

Richard G commented:

elizabeth, What is the source of the lovely verse?

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