Sunday, May 24, 2015

Flora: Nandina

Nandina domestica (/nænˈdiːnə dəˈmɛstɨkə/ nan-DEE-nuh)[1][2][3] commonly known as nandina, heavenly bamboo or sacred bamboo, is a species of flowering plant in the family Berberidaceae, native to eastern Asia from the Himalayas to Japan. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Nandina.Despite the common name, it is not a bamboo but an erect evergreen shrub up to 2 m (7 ft) tall by 1.5 m (5 ft) wide, with numerous, usually unbranched stems growing from ground level.

1 comment:

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

We have these here in Melbourne as well, Ann. It is odd, but many of them are full of flowers as well as berries concurrently.
Thank you for joining Floral Friday Fotos and I hope to see your next contribution soon.