Saturday, June 19, 2010

What is the name of this flowering bush?

We sketched this week at the Lan Su Chinese Garden. I love this yellow-flowering bush but cannot seem to identify it's name. The flowers have five petals on purplish vines. I don't think I could ever be a botanical illustrator. Some of my flowers have only four petals.
My handy reference guide is Sunset's Western Garden Book. At first, I thought it might be a Bush Poppy or dendromecon but their bright yellow flowers have four petals. What about a Bush Anemone or carpenteria california? The book says this plant has white flowers. Now, I don't know what it is. Gardeners out there, please help me out. What do you think it is?
It's probably imported from China. I'll have to ask the gardener on my next visit.

10 comments:

lilylovekin said...

I don't know the name of the plant, but your photos and sketch are lovely, so to me it really does not matter!

lilylovekin said...

I don't know the name of the plant, but your photos and sketch are lovely, so to me it really does not matter!

Paula McNamee said...

Thanks, Lorrie. I do like sketching flowers.

Dayna Collins said...

I don't know anything about the names of flowers, but I sure love your interpretation and beautiful drawings.

Laurie Weiss said...

Paula,
The Chinese Garden has a list and map of their plants. I'll be by there Friday and get you one. Maybe we can figure it out.

Love your sketches!

Paula McNamee said...

Thanks, Laurie, that would be great.

china flowers said...

Great photo,s....love your sketches....
Nice effort, very informative, this will help me to complete my task.
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I suggest this site to my friends so it could be useful & informative for them also. Great effort.

Kwan said...

gorgeous pictures. The plant is a Hypericum. Not sure what the common name is.