Citrus x meyeri
RUTACEAE, The Rue or Citrus family
..or hope to be at least.
The Meyer lemon tree I rescued from the compost heap last summer is living in the studio happily and blooming its heart out. I stopped in when I got back from my TC/DC odyssey and was almost overwhelmed by the scent. I might have to move it out temporarily to work in there. While there is the stray flying insect in there, I don’t want to leave my lemon supply up to chance, so I’ve been working on the blossoms with a soft paint brush. So far none have set that I can tell, but there are plenty more chances. A Meyer lemon in a 5 or 7 gal. pot, in Portland, can produce over 100 lemons a year!
Did you know Queen Victoria had (faux) orange blossoms on her wedding gown? She was the one who started the whole flooffy white dress thing.