Friday, June 01, 2007

Indigofera ??

About ten years ago I got this plant at the Wave Hill plant sale. I hadn’t seen it before and it looked a little scrawny so I planted it behind the tennis court. There are a few other interesting plants out there but for the most part the plants need to be really tough to survive. This is the first time, I think, that it has bloomed. I don’t remember the species and the answer to that is on my old computer (maybe). When I switched computers the Estate’s database didn’t switch over. The program was too old so I have to boot the old Blue & White and copy it into FileMaker Pro. I wish I had done that before. Well anyway I was really excited to see it bloom, as the flower is nice. Of course I had forgotten my camera, which necessitated about a half-mile walk back to get it at the shed (uphill most of the way). I will post the name when I find it or maybe someone tuning in will know it. I thought it was a species of Indigofera but after looking up a few dozen of them I am not so sure. Most of the species seemed to have long racemes but this flower is short and stubby. The shrub is about 4 feet tall with a slight weeping habit. I should post over on the UBC Forums as they know every plant, and I mean every one.

Here is a black and white of the foliage. You can see that it has a quite nice look to it.


Diane Dehler said...


Unknown said...

Whatever it is, it is quite exquisite. Can you contact Wave Hill for any thoughts or ideas on it?

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I am going to ask Marco when I see him again. It was a long time ago.