Thank you to “maryland grower” on the UBC Botanical Garden Forums for today’s image, submitted here. Much appreciated!
Seven-son flower was previously featured on BPotD with a black-and-white image of the trunk, so today’s image is a good complement to the previous posting. As pointed out by maryland grower, the mass of pink is not due to the petals of the flower, but rather the persistent sepals. This colouration is evident in autumn (today’s image was taken in October).
For more reading about this species, see the previous detailed entry on Heptacodium miconioides.
Entomology resource link: The University of California Integrated Pest Management program’s Natural Enemies Gallery features insect predators of common insect pests in California (and elsewhere). Discovered via the Librarians’ Internet Index.