Daphne mezereum L.
Family: Thymelaeaceae
mezereon,  more...
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Etymology: Daphne: Greek name of a mythological nymph transformed into a Laurel by Apollo
Plants: erect, perennial, to 5' tall shrub, deciduous
Leaves: 1"-3" long, soft, spiraling along the stem
Flowers: pink to light purple, 4-parted, 1/3"-1/2" wide; blooms March-April
Fruits: bright red, 1/4"-1/2" wide berry
Habitat: partial sun; moist; in limy soil
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Introduced - rarely escaped
Daphne mezereum image
Daphne mezereum image
Botanical Illustration  
Daphne mezereum image
Steve C. Garske  
Daphne mezereum image
Rod Sharka  
Daphne mezereum image
Steve C. Garske  
Daphne mezereum image
Steve C. Garske  
Daphne mezereum image
Rod Sharka  
Daphne mezereum image
Rod Sharka  
Daphne mezereum image
Steve C. Garske  
Daphne mezereum image
Steve C. Garske  
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