'Mme. Lombard' ('Lambard'?)
Greeting me this warm morning -- 'Mme. Lombard.'
I absolutely love this old Tea -- one of the more common finds in old gardens and cemeteries in California. It's so chameleon-like that it's not always easy to recognize, so it gets collected and re-study-named, over and over. Clearly it was a 19th-Century favorite here, and clearly it's tough enough to deal with neglect.
It's great in NoCal, and looks just as good here near the SoCal coast.
'Mme. Lombard' (Tea, France, Lacharme, 1878, Syn: Mme. Lambard)