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  The Latin word of the week  
aurea
(AW-re-uh)

Latin for 'gold' or 'golden', aurea is used as a specific epithet to describe a great number of plants. From golden flowers, to golden leaves or fruits, it is one of the most recognizable species names.
From the Golden Bamboo,Phyllostachys aurea, with its lovely stems, to the bright yellow blooms of the Golden Alexanders,Zizia aurea, this descriptive will always denote a yellow or golden color connected to the plant in question.

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Trout Lily
Erythronium americanum

The Trout Lily, Erythronium americanum is a native wildflower found from Canada to Georgia and mainly east of the Mississippi River. It is a a member of the Lilliceae Family and grows in moist woods and shady meadows.The common name of Trout Lily refers to the spotted leaf markings that are similar to the Brook Trout. If given ideal conditions the Trout Lily can multiply into an impressive colony, creating a beautiful display in the spring garden. The single, nodding flowers are born on stalks that average about 4 to 10" (10 to 25 cm.) They are a a light bronze color on the outside and the interiors are yellow. The foliage dies back in summer but re-emerges in early spring. Trout lilies do produce seed, but the easiest way to propagate them is to divide clumps of established plants, as the seeds sometimes take several years to mature into a mature plant capable of producing flowers.

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Type of plant: Bulbs, Perennials

Bloom color: Bright Yellow

Bloom time of year: Mid Spring, Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun requirements: Light Shade, Partial to Full Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 3a to Zone 9b

Height: under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing: 3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

  Bloom of the Day for September 22, 2014  
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Golden Fuchsia
(Deppea splendens)

Type of plant: Shrubs, Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Bloom color: Orange, Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom time of year: Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall/Early Winter, Mid Winter

Sun requirements: Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 10a to Zone 11

Height: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m), 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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