Spring Blooming Flowers 5-19-2015

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Kerria japonica ~ Japanese rose

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Tiarella cordifolia ~ foamflower

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Digitalis purpurea ~ Foxglove

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Delphinium grandiflorum ~ Siberian larkspur

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Iberis sempervirens ~ evergreen candytuft or perennial candytuft

This is in the family Brassicaceae, which is the same family as broccoli. Can you see the resemblance? Botany used to be a science of observation, however now microscopes and DNA analysis has messed up this science and creates confusion among different sciences such as horticulture.

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Aronia arbutifolia ~ red chokeberry

Cancer research on anthocyanins where in black chokeberry preparations were first used to inhibit chemically induced cancer in the rat esophagus was found to reduce the disease severity by 30-60% and that of the colon cancer by up to 80%. Effective at both the initiation and promotion/progression stages of tumor development, these berries are a practical research tool and hold a promising therapeutic source since they contain the highest amount of anthocyanins among native North American berries

[J. Agric. Food Chem. 50 (12): 3495–500].

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Syringa reiculata ~ Lilac – white and purple varieties

Β© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl

22 thoughts on “Spring Blooming Flowers 5-19-2015

  1. GEAT POST AND PHOTOS!!! I had a Kerria japonica in Mississippi. A good friend gave me a start, I forgot all about it! Thanks for reminding me!

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  2. I have a Kerria japonica in the garden. In fact more than one. They are huge, sprawling unkempt things that are almost over. I have a feeling I may have a fit of the pruners before long. Apparently I also have Mexican Orange but it does not wear a sombrero and it isn’t orange. Very odd.

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    • Wow. The kerria here got a bad canker which took it out of fancy. This was at a garden center well cared for. I had to www the Mexican Orange. Does it smell good at least? Seems another situation or common name same, different plant. We have (aka) mock orange here, but different species.

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  3. Thanks for including the black chokeberry research. So interesting. I hope scientists are staying busy working with native plants.

    Yes, you are correct about Foxglove. It is used to make digitalis, a well know heart heart med which is still prescribed. It has enabled many folks to live much longer life. Just threw that in for general info. πŸ™‚

    The photos as usual are great.

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    • Thanks for the professional medical shout out on the foxglove. I wasn’t sure if it was truly poisonous, but all things can be in excess πŸ˜‰
      I would hope there will be more research done with plants in the medical field. I feel they are backing down on natural methods as it doesn’t line pockets with 💰💰. So sad. πŸ˜₯

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