Sunday, July 2, 2006

Bidwell Spice Bush

20060702 Bidwell Spice Bush

The park has big bushes with these blooms on them.  I have no Idea what the name of the bush is.

(Update after looking in Sunset's Western Garden Book)...

The name of it is Calycanthus occidentalis ("Spice Bush").  It is native to California, diciduous, and has a fragrance of an old wine barrel.  The flower color is brownish red.

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