June 13, 2011

June 13th, 2011 by Michael

Along the east side of Russell House is a group of Bush Cinquefoil {Potentilla fruiticosa} that has many 1″ pale yellow flowers above its gray green foliage. This plant will keep flowering until frost and comes in many shades of white, yellow, orange and red. In the large garden on the north side of Memorial Hall is a group of Flame Azaleas {Rhododendron calendulaceum} that have yellow and orange flowers. This is one of the showiest American Rhododendron species, and comes in countless shades of yellow, orange and red and is abundant through the southern Appalachian Mountains. At the southwest corner of the Counseling Center is an Oyama Magnolia {M. sieboldi} in full bloom with many white flowers that have very showy pink stamens. This is one of the more unique flowering plants on campus.

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