Pachysandra axillaris Franch.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Pachysandra axillaris' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/pachysandra/pachysandra-axillaris/). Accessed 2019-12-07.

Genus

Glossary

entire
With an unbroken margin.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
prostrate
Lying flat.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Pachysandra axillaris' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/pachysandra/pachysandra-axillaris/). Accessed 2019-12-07.

An evergreen, semi-woody plant with prostrate root-stocks, from which rise the young stems 4 to 10 in. high, at first minutely downy. Leaves three to six near the summit of each stem, ovate, broadly wedge-shaped or rounded and entire at the base, coarsely toothed at the upper part, 2 to 4 in. long, 114 to 214 in. wide. Flowers white, produced in April in erect spikes 34 to 1 in. long, from the axils of the leaves. Fruits about the size of a pea, with two or three long, curly-ended styles persisting at the top.

Native of China; discovered in Yunnan by the Abbé Delavay; introduced by Wilson in 1901. Of little beauty, it may by lovers of curiosities be given a place in some shady corner of the rock garden.


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