Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tree Identification

Every year in March we get taken completely by surprise by a strong, beautiful night fragrance. It comes from a shrub or tree in our yard. It was shrub-sized when we moved into our home 14 years ago, but now it's a tree.

I really love to know what I have growing around me but I still haven't identified this plant. Do you know it?

The tree and branches are woody, brittle and thin. The flower is black with a pink throat. A million blossoms blooming right now scents the whole neighborhod at night.