Plants, Pictures, and Information
- all about the Genus Daphne
distributed to Central and South Europe / up to 0,6 m / deciduous / leaves are greyish
green / hardy / scented / self-fertile, fruits orange
contorted branches are characteristic for Daphne alpina subsp. alpina
Daphne alpina subsp. scopoliana has a more upright growth / native to the SE and
Eastern parts i.e. Istria, Velebit Mts., Bulgaria / flowers and leaves stalked /
lobes are more pointed
Daphne x reichsteinii is a natural hybrid of the Alpine-Daphne and Daphne petraea.
A new described natural hybrid of Daphne alpina subsp. scopoliana with Daphne cneorum
is Daphne x savensis - link to another homepage
The German name for Daphne alpina is Berg-Seidelbast or Alpen-Seidelbast.
Above: Daphne alpina in rock crevice at Esteng, Pyrenees, France
Right: rich flowering Alpine-Daphne, dusty leaves of pollen
Below left: view through a flowering Daphne alpina shrub
Below right: fruits of Daphne alpina