A young stem tip of Leucosidea sericea hints at something special when it comes to flowering. Such hopes are soon dashed when the tiny, greenish florets appear.
Belonging to an illustrious family, (L. sericea forms part of the Rosaceae or rose family), doesn’t always deliver on the promise of superiority. Regression to the mean is common in genetics, disappointing many patriarchs and matriarchs with big egos and high hopes for their offspring.
Still, the fresh, imparipinnate leaves with their curving rachises, deeply serrated margins and silky surfaces own grace worth a photo.