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The fat fists of silvery lilac buds on Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' have opened up to release an intense, sugary scent at the mouth of the Winter Garden.
The fat fists of silvery lilac buds on Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' have opened up to release an intense, sugary scent at the mouth of the Winter Garden.
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Lespedeza thunbergii

The arching sprays of this medium-sized shrub in the Fabaceae are covered with magenta flowers typical of the family. Symmetrical along the vertical axis (zygomorphic, as humans are), the upper petal, called the banner, is conspicuously large and envelops the rest of the petals in bud. The two adjacent petals, the wings, surround the two bottom petals that are fused into a narrow keel.

The hairs lining the pointed leaflets, held in threes, create a silver edge.

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