Yellow flowers

Forsythia is appearing all over the place in Bagni di Lucca. Surprisingly, these plants belong to the olive family.Forsythia

Forsythia

Forsythia

They are deciduous shrubs growing to a height of 1 – 3 metres. The flowers are produced in the early spring before the leaves. The flowers become pendant in rainy weather to protect the reproductive parts. Here they have performed just as they should.

Forsythia

Forsythia

The genus is named after William Forsyth, a Scottish botanist who was royal head gardener and a founding member of the Royal Horticultural Society.

These lovely yellow flowers are a sure sign of spring.

21 thoughts on “Yellow flowers

  1. Growing up in the northeast (US) these were always the first thing blooming after winter. We don’t have them in southern California so I always enjoy seeing them when I’m in Italy at this time of year. Wish I could say I was there right now! Happy Easter Debra.

  2. Spring sure is late! My father used to buy them for my mother’s birthday early February (the netherlands). Lovely to know Villa Fiori has them, beautiful reminder of my Dad.

  3. Pingback: Bagni di Lucca in 2015 | Bella Bagni di Lucca

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