Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Daphne mezereum L. image
Photographer: Rod Sharka           

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Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Rod Sharka

Rod Sharka
Family Thymelaeaceae
Daphne mezereum L.
mezereon, paradise plant
Daphne: Greek name of a mythological nymph transformed into a Laurel by Apollo
mezereum: referring to the dried bark of the plant
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Status: Introduced - rarely escaped
Plant: erect, perennial, to 5' tall shrub, deciduous
Flower: pink to light purple, 4-parted, 1/3"-1/2" wide; blooms March-April
Fruit:bright red, 1/4"-1/2" wide berry
Leaf:1"-3" long, soft, spiraling along the stem
Habitat: partial sun; moist; in limy soil
(Glossary)

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