Jun. 12, 2021

Highlight and lowlight

This plant may have been the highlight of my Ann Arbor garden tour. In Michigan, thimbleberries grow in the north. They have showy white flowers. Flowering raspberries with their mostly purple flowers are to the south. The only place in the world their ranges overlap is one limited space in the northeast part of the Lower Peninsula. In that area, and now in one garden in Ann Arbor, one can see occasional hybrids (Rubus x fraseri). It was certainly a highlight to see such a rarity. But the light was low, and there was a little wind, so this image is an unfortunate lowlight of the day.