Photos: Pretty Yellow Flowers

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Photo by Lee Lageschulte

Ok - not sure what to make of this one. At first I thought forsythia but I don't think their flowers hang in lines like this. Honeysuckle is yellow - do they grow here? Or is there such a thing as a yellow wisteria? I've only ever seen purple.

UPDATE: Consensus is that this is a Golden Chain (laburnum).

Photo by Lee Lageschulte

And here's another one, in white. Are these both wisteria? The white one looks like a tree instead of a vine.

UPDATE: An expert says this is a wisteria, possibly engulfing and killing a tree. See the comment below the story.

My poor mother tried so hard to teach me about flowers. Sorry, Mom, none of it stuck.

Experts, weigh in please.

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who responded!



Gaiaceous Gardens April 28, 2016 at 6:34 AM  

The yellow is Golden Chain Tree, in bloom all over the city right now. The white is a white form of Wisteria (yes, those exist). Sky Nursery has a very nice one on display in their parking lot edge gardens. It's difficult to tell from photo alone, but it's possible that the Wisteria looks more like a tree than a vine because it has fully engulfed a tree (I think I see some dead branches poking out on top?). Wisteria can, sadly, also kill the tree it takes over...similar to English Ivy.

Anonymous,  April 28, 2016 at 12:28 PM  

I think last year you called the yellow one wisteria and someone corrected you :) Whatever you call them, this spring has been fabulous for a lot of the bloomers!

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