Last week we had a streak of very windy days here in Portland. Branches, leaves, blooms, needles, cones...they all came blowing into the garden. Cleaning up afterwards, I reached for this leaf and realized something just wasn't quite right...
That's a leaf from Clifford, the big-leaf magnolia—Magnolia macrophylla. But it's split, bifurcated. FREAKY! **update** I now believe I jumped to the wrong conclusion and this is actually a mutant Tetrapanax papyrifer leaf, not a Magnolia macrophylla leaf, darn. Thanks to a Instagram follower for questioning my conclusion and setting me straight.
This is what Clifford's leaves are supposed to look like.
Weather Diary, May 12: Hi 65, Low 52/ Precip .05
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