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View USF Tampa Plant Record: Loropetalum chinense

Scientific Name Loropetalum chinense
Common Name Chinese fringe flower
Family Hamamelidaceae
Info "Loropetalum chinense is commonly known as the Chinese fringe flower. Two forms of L. chinense exist; a white- (to pale-yellow-) flowering green-leafed variety and a pink-flowering variety with leaves varying from bronze-red when new to olive-green or burgundy when mature, depending on selection and growing conditions. They are evergreen with branches forming horizontal layers. The leaves are alternately arranged, ovate up to 5 cm long by 3.5 cm wide, and have a slightly abrasive feel."
Found By "Douglas Franz, Angel Aquino"
Date Found 2/7/2013
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