Botany Photo of the Day Pimelea ferruginea ‘Bonne Petite’

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Botany Photo of the Day is a weblog run by researchers, staff, and students associated with UBC Botanical Garden. It features plants from around the world. See The Photographs for details on how to submit your images!

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    The Australian Native Plant Society has an excellent write-up on pink rice flower, including the etymology of its generic name: “from Greek pimele, “soft fat”, presumably referring to the oily seeds or fleshy cotyledons”. Native to coastal Western Australia, Pimelea ferruginea is a small shrub preferring full to partial sun and well-draining soils. While the […]

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