Daphne CneorumTrailing Daphne
- Class and Order
- Octandria Monogynia
- Generic Character
- Cal. 0. Cor. 4-fida corallacea marcescens stamina includens, Bacca 1-sperma.
- Specific Character and Synonyms
- DAPHNE Cneorum floribus congestis terminalibus sessilibus, foliis lanceolatis nudis mucronatis. Linn. Syst. Veget. ed. 14. Murr. p. 371. Ait. Kew. v. 2. p. 26.
- THYMELEæ affinis facie externa. Bauh. pin. 463.
- CNEORUM. Matth. hist. 46. Clus. hist. 89, 90. f. 1.
This charming little shrub is a native of Switzerland and Austria: Clusius informs us that it grows in great abundance on many of the mountains near Vienna, so much so that women gather it when in flower and sell it in the markets; its beautiful and fragrant blossoms come forth in April and May, the principal season for its flowering, but it frequently blows during most of the Summer, and even in the Autumn; it varies with white blossoms.
It is extremely hardy, thrives remarkably well in road sand in almost any situation; is propagated by seeds, which very rarely ripen with us, by layers, and by grafting it on the stock of the Mezereon, whereby it acquires an elevation superior to what it has naturally.