Canary sunshine – three yellow flowers

Ceropegia dichotoma var. krainzii

Ceropegia dichotoma var. krainzii

As a finale to this little series of Canary Island natives I will combine three, yellow-flowered plants so it doesn’t go on forever. Spring is springing and I need to get back to Ireland! These plants have nothing on common apart from their native habitat and flower colour. Ceropegia dichotoma is found on most of the islands and is an interesting succulent in the Apocynaceae and related to the smelly stapelias and fragrant stephanotis.

Asteriscus sericeus

Asteriscus sericeus

Asteriscus is a plant that has entered mainstream cultivation and it is sold as a container bedding plant. The roughly hairy, silvery leaves and bright yellow daisies on a compact, spreading plant make it a good looker all summer but, in mild climates, it can form a spreading, evergreen shrub that is good for edging or the front of a border, in well drained soils.

Salix canariensis

Salix canariensis

The pussy willows (Salix caprea) are not yet open here but a few weeks ago the Canary Island willow was in bloom with the male flowers looking almost just the same as our plant.




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