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 Six




 
Feijoa (=Acca) sellowiana
Pineapple guava
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Southern Brazil and northern Argentina

 
Erythrina coralloides
Naked coral tree
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Mexico and Arizona
 
Grewia occidentalis
Four corners
Tiliaceae (Linden family)
Southern Africa

 
Eucalyptus globulus
Blue gum
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Southeast Australia and Tasmania
 
Eucalyptus populnea
Bimble box
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Southeast Australia

 
Grevillea robusta
Silky oak
Proteaceae (Protea family)
Eastern Australia

 
Cytisus canariensis
Genista
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Canary Islands
 
Doryanthes palmeri
Spear lily
Agavaceae (Agave family)
Southeastern Australia

 
Robinia X ambigua 'Purple Robe'
(R. pseudoacacia & ?)
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Hort.
 
Phoenix canariensis
Canary Island date palm
Arecaceae (Palm family)
Canary Islands

 
X Pyracomeles (Pyracantha X Osteomeles) vilmorinii
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Hort. (Sterile hybrid)
 
Cornus 'Eddie's White Wonder'
(C. florida X C. nuttallii)
Cornaceae (Dogwood family)
Hort.

 
Mimulus guttatus
Creek monkeyflower, Gap mouth
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
Western North America
 
Currently unidentified

 
Clausena lansium
Wampi
Rutaceae (Citrus family)
China
 
Aquilegia cultivar
Columbine
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)
Hort.

 
Aesculus indica
Indian horse-chestnut
Hippocastanaceae (Horse-chestnut family)
Northeastern Himalayas

 
Leucophyllum laevigatum
Texas ranger
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
Mexico, Texas
 
Prunella laciniata
Cut-leaved self-heal
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
SW and Central Europe

 
The Asteraceae or sunflower family is the world's 2nd largest plant family. At one time it was called the Compositae, and this is a clue as to the essential character of the family. What appears to be a single flower is actually a flowering head made up of many ray flowers around the rim and many disk flowers in the center. Some species have no ray flowers and some species have no disk flowers. But all have either both or one or the other. So the flowers are composites, that is, made up of distinct parts. The family contains more than 1600 genera and around 23,000 species, and is sometimes called the aster family after one of its main members. The largest genus is Senecio with 1500 species. It is mainly a herbaceous family but does include a few trees and climbers. The family is likely about 50 million years old and is world-wide.
Chrysanthemum maximum
Shasta daisy
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Europe and Asia


 
Echinopsis
Easter lily cactus
Cactaceae (Cactus family)
South America
 
Echinopsis 'Red'
Trumpet flower cactus
Cactaceae (Cactus family)
Hort.

 
Hemerocallis cultivar
Day lily
Hemerocallidaceae (Hemerocallis family)
Hort. (Orig. East Asia)
 
Dendrobium cultivar
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort.

 
Echium wildpretii
Tower of jewels
Boraginaceae (Borage family)
Tenerife



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