Inconspicuous Flowers

Inconspicuous flowers are often easy to overlook and not much attention is given to them, so I thought I'd put them in the spotlight today.

Curl-leaf Mountain Mahogany

Curl Leaf Mountain Mahogany      Cercocarpus ledifolius

This native shrub is an incredibly important forage plant for Mule Deer and Elk. You can find it in our Children's Garden, Herb Garden, Floral Walk, Medicinal Garden and Natural Area.


Skunkbush Sumac       Rhus aromatica var. trilobata

These yellow flowers of this Utah native produce fuzzy fruits that can be made into lemonade. The shrubs are drought tolerant and can take full sun. It can be found along our entrance drive and in the floral walk. There are also low growing cultivars of this shrub growing elsewhere in the garden.

The flowers on Boxwood really blend in with the foliage. You have to look close to see them.

Winter Gem Boxwood

Winter Gem Boxwood      Buxus microphylla var. koreana 'Winter Gem'

Now is the time of year to check out all of the maples in the garden. They begin flowering just as their leaves start to open. They are sometimes same color as their leaves so look close.

Bloodgood Maple

Bloodgood Maple      Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

Korean Maple

Korean Maple      Acer pseudosieboldianum


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