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 Seven




 
Veronica spicata
Blue veronica, Spike speedwell
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
Europe
 
Romneya coulteri
Matilija poppy
Papaveraceae (Poppy family)
Southern California

 
Opuntia ficus-indica
Mission cactus, Indian fig
Cactaceae (Cactus family)
Mexico
 
Rosa 'Lyda Rose'
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Hort.

 
Geranium
Geranium
Geraniaceae (Geranium family)
 
X Lobiviopsis 'Pink'
(Hybrid cultivar of Echinopsis)
Cactaceae (Cactus family)
Hort.

 
The Onagraceae, commonly called the willowherb or evening-primrose family, contains around 20 genera and 650 spe-
cies. This is a widespread family of trees, shrubs and herbs ranging from boreal regions to the tropics. It takes its name from the genus Onagra, which is now Oenothera. The typical pattern in the evening-primroses is to have four sepals and four petals, but in some genera such as Fuchsia the sepals are as brightly colored as the petals and thus gives the impression of having eight petals. One genus, Ludwigia, is 5-merous, while Circaea is 2-merous. This family is especially well represented in western North America, and includes many very showy wildflowers. The name evening-primrose refers to the time of day when the flowers are open, but this applies mainly to Oenothera which is pollinated by night moths. Most other members are open during the day.
Clarkia amoena
Farewell-to-spring
Onagraceae (Evening primrose family)
California to British Columbia


 
Iris
Iris
Iridaceae (Iris family)
 
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Hawaiian'
Chinese hibiscus
Malvaceae (Mallow family)
Hort.

 
Agave vilmoriniana
Octopus agave
Agavaceae (Agave family)
Mexico

 
Bombax ceiba
Red silk-cotton tree
Bombacaeae (Bombax family)
India, South China, SE Asia
 
X Citrofortunella mitis
Calamondin orange, Panama orange
Rutaceae (Citrus family)
Hort. (Orig. China)

 
Pittosporum tobira 'Variegata'
Mock orange
Pittosporaceae (Pittosporum family)
East Asia
 
Odontonema callistachyum
Firespike
Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Central America

 
Calliandra tweedii
Brazilian flame bush
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Brazil
 
Syzygium paniculatum
Australian brush cherry
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Australia

 
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Limelight'
Kohuhu
Pittosporaceae (Pittosporum family)
Hort. (Orig. New Zealand)
 
Cymbidium cultivar
Cymbidium
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort. (Orig. Asia)

 
Brachychiton discolor
Queensland lace-bark
Sterculiaceae (Cacao family)
Northern and Eastern Australia

 
Flindersia australis
Australian teak
Rutaceae (Citrus family)
Eastern Australia
 
Crinum X 'J.C Harvey'
(C. moorei X C. zeylanicum)
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis family)
Hort.

 
Clytostoma callistegioides
Violet trumpet-vine, Painted trumpet
Bignoniaceae (Trumpet-vine family)
Argentina, Southern Brazil
 
Myoporum laetum 'Compact'
Ngaio
Myoporaceae (Myoporum family)
New Zealand

 
Cistus ladanifer var. maculatus
Crimson spot rock-rose, Gum cistus
Cistaceae (Rock-rose family)
North Africa, SW Mediterranean
 
Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea'
Purple-leaved hopbush
Sapindaceae (Soapberry family)
Hort. (Orig. Australasia, Southern
Africa, and Tropical America)

 
Bigeneric hybrid (Catleya superbiens
X Schomburgkia sp.)
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort.
 
Aloe vera
Aloe vera
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
Southern Arabia, Northern Africa



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