Wildflowers of
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Flora of
Wildflowers of
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August 2007
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Eucalyptus alba
White gum
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Northern Australia and Timor
Ficus obliqua
Small-leaved fig
Moraceae (Fig family)
Eastern Australia

Tillandsia cyanea
Pink quill, Air plant
Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad family)
Paphiopedilum 'Bengal Lancers'
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Doritis pulcherrima
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Southeast Asia

Globba winitii
Dancing ladies ginger
Zingiberaceae (Ginger family)
Thailand and Vietnam
Pavonia hastata
Pale pavonia, Pale rock rose
Malvaceae (Mallow family)
South America

Gardenia jasminoides
Cape jasmine, Common gardenia
Rubiaceae (Madder family)
China and Japan
Pistacia mexicana
(syn. Pistacia texana)
Mexican pistachio, Texas pistachio
Anacardiaceae (Sumac family)
Texas to Mexico

Sigmatostalix amazonica
No common name recorded
(Orchid family)
South America

Phalaenopsis mariae
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Miltonia 'Hannover'
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Ophiopogon jaburan 'Vittatus' (= Liriope gigantea)
Giant lily-turf
Liliaceae (Lily family)

Hemerocallis 'Cleopatra'
Day lily
Hemerocallidaceae (Hemerocallis family)
Hemerocallis 'Spc Passion Released'
Day lily
Hemerocallidaceae (Hemerocallis family)

Cordia superba
Brazilian cordia
Boraginaceae (Borage family)
Eastern Brazil
The Boraginaceae or borage family has about 2700 species in 150 genera and is comprised of trees, herbaceous plants and shrubs. The tree genera are distributed across the world in tropical and subtropical regions, while the herbs are present almost everywhere although concentrated mainly in the Mediterranean and warm temperate Asia. Another family in taxonomic limbo, the APG system includes the Hydrophyllaceae, which Heywood considers a natural family, and others have broken the Boraginaceae into several families. Vegetative parts are typically stiff-haired, and the flowers are in terminal or axillary cymes or solitary. The fruit is most often a schizocarp that splits into four 1-seeded nutlets. Economic uses of family members include edi- ble fruit, timber, dyes, and medicines. Some of the more well known plants are borage, comfrey, heliotrope, forget-me-nots, popcorn flowers, and fiddlenecks.

Phalaenopsis violacea
Purple phalaenopsis
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Indonesia and Malaysia
Nerium oleander 'Petite Pink'
Dwarf oleander
Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)
Mediterranean to Japan

Dianthus sp.
Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)
Pistacia chinensis
Chinese pistacio
Anacardiaceae (Sumac family)
China and Taiwan

Farfugium japonicum 'Aureomaculatum'
(syn. Ligularia tussilaginea)
Leopard plant
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Hort. (Orig. Japan)
Cattleya hybrid
No common name recorded
(Orchid family)


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