from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a genus of herbs and subshrubs with milky juice and showy bluish flowers; native from Europe to Asia Minor to Japan and North America.
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- n. genus of herbs and subshrubs with milky juice and showy bluish flowers; Europe to Asia Minor to Japan and North America
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The conservatory displays are being readied for the holiday, the adjoining National Garden is going through a mellow transformation of copper-orange cypress needles, golden, feathery amsonia and brilliant sky-blue asters, drifts of them.
Eleven plant species listed as threatened in the United States 'statutes are found in the park; Palmer amsonia Amsonia palmeri, goldenweed Haplopappus salicinus, Draba asprella var. kaibensis, plains cactus Pediocactus bradyi, scouler catchfly Silene rectiramea, phacelia Phacelia filiformis, wild buckwheats Eriogonum darrovii, E. thompsonae var. atwoodi and E. zionis var. coccineum, primrose Primula hunnewellii and clute penstemon Penstemon clutei.
In the picture with the amsonia and baptisia, I found it interesting that the lights in the background mimic the form of the baptisia.
I forgot to mention how wonderful your amsonia looks.
She subs asparagus or fennel for amsonia - same feathery look and height - and strawberries for nonedible groundcovers.
The amsonia does look a bit lost but I am on the hunt for a few more.