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Each bud on the Grindelia chiloensis is a Cyclops milky eye, the basin filled with a sticky white latex
Each bud on the Grindelia chiloensis is a Cyclops milky eye, the basin filled with a sticky white latex
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Ribes odoratum

The clove currant in the Scented Garden is a shrub of great freshness and vigour at this time of year. The bright yellow, shiny petals peel back at the tip of a long corolla tube, like banana skin, to expose a crimson eye. The scent is tingly, spicy, redolent of cloves.
An added bonus in autumn is the ragged lobed foliage which turns scarlet.

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