by Dale Martens
Grown at Selby Gardens
D. killippi is an interesting plant, with large (for a Drymonia) flowers encased in a leafy calyx. Many of the members of the genus have prominent and in some cases spectacular flower calyces and bracts, as can be seen by clicking here.
D. killippi is also somewhat variable, as illustrated in a photo of the flower of another plant. An alternative view of the plant above, taken with different film, shows the flowers with even less lavender. The photo here is the more accurate.