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Kerria japonica


This belongs to Rosaceae, and in some places is better known by its double flowered form, which was introduced many years before the type, and was erroneously placed in the genus Corchorus.

It is a deciduous shrub, growing 3 feet high and bearing in April orange blossoms 1 inch across. The variety foliis argenteis variegatis has silver variegated leaves, and flore pleno has double blossoms 1.5 to 2 inches across. The latter variety grows to double the height of the type, and is sometimes met with 8 feet high. Introduced from China.