Gallery of Autumn Leaves

November (& later) portraits of
Cornus canadensis



Though deciduous in colder areas,
on Puget Sound, Bunchberry is semi-evergreen.
It gets awfully beaten-up before winter's end,
& one has to be careful not to let it get suffocated by
autumn leavesfrom trees above.
This little patch has been well-mulched with leaves
from a Japanese Maple & the Choke Cherry.

Bunchberry & Leaf-fall

In our mild climate, bunchberry can even bloom
as late as December. The white blossom in this
November portrait lasted
clear through (by gum!) to March!
The sepal-petals darkened to bright pink,
then toward the end of February it began to wear out.
Blooms outside of Autumn/Winter don't last so long
& don't turn red, & I would the cool
guess it's a combination of weather & the
flower waiting in vain for a pollinator that never arrives.

Bunchberry bloom

Here's that very same bloom in March, when
the previous year's leaves are still bright with color
& the deep pink of the bloom is at long last
becoming tatty & faded.

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