Now that it's hot, it is finally starting to feel like summer. Come enjoy some fun in the sun up here at the Garden!
It is clear where this tree gets its name of Smoke Tree from! You can see it in the Rose Garden.
This Utah native provides nectar to many butterflies, and the leaves are a source of food for Monarch butterfly larvae (Caterpillars). Take a look at it along the Floral Walk.
If you like to pollinator watch, this is a good plant to keep your eyes on. It can 'bee' found in the Rose Garden.
Taxonomy fun fact: See how there are three petals on this flower, that is a sure sign that it is a monocot. Flowering plants are divided into two different groups, monocots and dicots. The term monocot means it has only one "seed leaf," termed cotyledon. The other group, dicot, has two "seed leafs." Another clue that this is a monocot is its parallel leaf veination. Examples of other monocots are Orchids and Grasses. You can see this plant along the Floral Walk.
With its flowers so white, in the sunlight, this bush looks as if it is glowing! Look for it along the Floral Walk.
Put on your shades and sunblock and come enjoy what summer has to offer here at the Garden!