Daphne

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Daphne
COMMON NAME(S): Daphne
SYNONYM(S):
FAMILY: THYMELIACEAE - Daphne family
ORIGIN: Europe, North Africa, Asia, about 50 spp.
HABITAT: Cultivated landscapes
RANGE:
TYPE:
HEIGHT: Generally 6' or less
CHARACTERISTICS:
LEAVES: Alternate, rarely opposite, with short leaf stems; elliptic
FLOWERS: Showy, very fragrant, funnel-shaped, borne in heads or on short spikes; pink, white, mauve or yellowish-green
FLOWERING SEASON: Winter, spring
FRUITS: White or yellow berries

 

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