Wildflowers of
Southern California
Flora of
Wildflowers of
Flora of
South Africa
Aloes of the
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What's Blooming at the Los Angeles County

April 2007
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Veronica spicata
Blue veronica, Spike speedwell
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
Romneya coulteri
Matilija poppy
Papaveraceae (Poppy family)
Southern California

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

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

Clarkia amoena
Onagraceae (Evening primrose family)
California to British Columbia
The Onagraceae, commonly called the willowherb or evening-primrose family, contains around 20 genera and 650 species. 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.

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

Agave vilmoriniana
Octopus agave
Agavaceae (Agave family)

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
Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Central America

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

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Limelight'
Pittosporaceae (Pittosporum family)
Hort. (Orig. New Zealand)
Cymbidium cultivar
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)

Clytostoma callistegioides
Violet trumpet-vine, Painted trumpet
Bignoniaceae (Trumpet-vine family)
Argentina, Southern Brazil
Myoporum laetum 'Compact'
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)
Aloe vera
Aloe vera
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
Southern Arabia, Northern Africa


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