Wildflowers of
Southern California
Flora of
Bermuda
Wildflowers of
Ireland
Flora of
South Africa
Aloes of the
Huntington Gardens
Mike's Favorite
Wildflower Photos

What's Blooming at the Los Angeles County
Arboretum


April 2007
Page Four




 
Viburnum dilatatum 'Erie'
Linden viburnum
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)
Hort.
 
Sisyrinchium bellum
Blue-eyed grass
Iridaceae (Iris family)
California and Oregon

 
Allium sp.
Onion
Alliaceae (Onion family)
 
Potentilla fruticosa
Shrubby cinquefoil
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Europe, N. Asia, N. America

 
The Papaveraceae, or poppy family, is a mostly herbaceous family with a few shrubs and small trees occurring in tem-
perate and subtropical climates. The family contains about 26 genera and 250 species and takes its name from genus Papaver. Many species produce a milky latex. The leaves are simple, alternate or whorled, and usually lobed, pinnatifid, or much-divided. The flowers are either solitary or in cymes or racemes, and are usually fairly large and showy. There are many stamens arranged in spiral whorls. Most of the species contain alkaloids and many are poisonous. Some poppies are well-loved like the state flower of California (Eschscholzia) and P. rhoeas invoking the memory of Flanders Field, while others such as the opium poppy (P. somniferum) have a different reputation. The two main areas of distribution for this family are western North America and eastern Asia.
Argemone mexicana
Mexican prickly poppy
Papaveraceae (Poppy family)
Mexico, Caribbean


 
Geum urbanum
Wood avens
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Europe, Mediterranean, W. Asia
 
Silybum marianum
Milk thistle
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Mediterranean

 
Schotia brachypetala
Tree fuchsia
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Southeast Africa
 
Currently unidentified
Apiaceae (Carrot family)

 
Pandorea jasminoides
Bower vine
Bignoniaceae (Trumpet-vine family)
Eastern Australia
 
Eriogonum umbellatum
Sulpher-flowered buckwheat
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat family)
Western U.S to Southern B.C.

 
Punica granatum 'Nana'
Dwarf pomegranate
Punicaceae (Pomegranate family)
East Mediterranean, Himalayas

 
Thymus vulgaris 'English'
English thyme
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
West Mediterranean
 
Anchusa azurea
Alkanet
Boraginaceae (Borage family)
Mediterranean, Europe

 
Ruta graveolens 'Jackman's Blue'
Jackman's blue rue
Rutaceae (Rue family)
Southeast Europe, Balkans
 
Fabiana imbricata f. violacea
Pichi
Solanaceae (Nightshade family)
Chile

 
Primula sp.
Primrose
Primulaceae (Primrose family)
Northern hemisphere
 
Symphytum officinale
Comfrey
Boraginaceae (Borage family)
Europe and Asia

 
Angelica archangelica
Angelica
Apiaceae (Carrot family)
Eurasia
 
Chelidonium majus
Greater celandine
Papaveraceae (Poppy family)
Europe, W. Asia

 
Dianthus 'Rosie Cheeks'
Carnation
Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)
Hort.
 
Rosa rugosa 'Iceberg'
Iceberg rose
Rosaceae (Rose family)
NE Europe and Japan

 
Macadamia ternifolia
Small-fruited macadamia
Proteaceae (Protea family)
Eastern Australia

 
Mimulus aurantiacus (red form)
Bush monkeyflower
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
Western U.S.
 
Mimulus aurantiacus (yellow form)
Bush monkeyflower
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
Western U.S.

 
Fremontodendron mexicanum
Mexican flannel bush
Sterculiaceae (Cacao family)
Baja
 
Melia azedarach
China berry, Persian lilac
Meliaceae (Mahogany family)
South China, North India



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