What's Blooming at the Los Angeles County
Arboretum


December 2006
Page One



 
Phlomis fruticosa
Jerusalem sage
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Eastern Mediterranean
 
Achillea millefolium
Yarrow (Red form)
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Circumboreal

 
Gerbera jamesonii
Transvaal daisy
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
South Africa
 
Gaillardia X grandiflora
(G. aristata X G. pulchella)
Blanket flower
Asteraceae
(Sunflower family)
Hort. (Orig. Southern U.S., Mexico)

 
Cassia phyllodinia
Silver cassia
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Australia
 
Justicia brandegeana
Shrimp plant
Acanthaceae
(Acanthus family)
Mexico

 
Rotheca myricoides 'Ugandense'
(syn. Clerodendrum ugandense)
Blue butterfly bush, Blue glory bower
Lamiaceae
(Mint family)
Tropical East Africa
 
Lantana camara
Common lantana, Shrub verbena
Verbenaceae (Vervain family)
Hort.

 
Euphorbia milii
Crown of thorns
Euphorbiaceae (Euphorbia family)
Madagascar
 
Cymbidium cultivar
Cymbidium
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort. (Orig. Asia)

 
Colletia paradoxa
Crucifixion thorn
Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn family)
Uraguay and Brazil
 
Abutilon 'Pink'
Chinese lantern
Malvaceae (Mallow family)
Hort. (Orig. Tropics and subtropics)

 
Grevillea 'Winpara Gem'
(G. thelemanniana X G. olivacea)
Grevillea
Proteaceae (Protea family)
Australia
 
Coelia bella
Beautiful coelia
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Brazil

Melaleuca quinquenervia
Paperbark tree
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Australia

 
Eucalyptus pulverulenta
Silver-leaved mountain gum
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Australia
 
Faucaria tigrina
Tiger's jaws
Aizoaceae (Fig-marigold family)
South Africa

 
Justicia adhatodoides
No common name recorded
Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Southern India, Sri Lanka
 
Aloe marlothii (= A. spectabilis)
Mountain aloe, Bergaalwyn
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
South Africa

 
Acacia stenophylla
Eumong
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Australia
 
Currently unidentified

 
Vanda X herziana
(V. coerulia X V. suavis)
Vanda hybrid
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort.
 
Dietes iridioides
African iris, Cape iris
Iridaceae (Iris family)
Eastern and Southern Africa

 
The Bromeliaceae is a large tropical and temperate New World family which is familiar to most people because of its inclusion of such species as pineapples and Spanish moss. There are about 45 genera and some 2000 species in this diverse family, all in the Americas except for one on the west coast of Africa. It was Columbus who encountered pineapples being cultivated in the West Indies, but the Incas, Aztecs and Mayas were well familiar with bromeliads and used them for a variety of purposes. By Linnaeus's time, 14 genera had been named. The family is divided into three sub-families, spiny-leaved terrestrial species, tank bromeliads which can store water in a "tank" formed by their tightly-
overlapping leaf bases, and epiphytes. The family takes its name from the genus Bromelia which was named for the 17th century Swedish botanist Olof Bromol.
Billbergia sp.
Billbergia
Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad family)
Mexico and South America


 
Justicia leonardii
Orange justicia
Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Mexico
 
Iris germanica
Bearded iris, German iris
Iridaceae (Iris family)
Old World

 
Kalanchoe thyrsiflora
Desert cabbage, Paddle plant
Crassulaceae (Stonecrop family)
South Africa
 
Cleistocactus winteri
Golden rat tail cactus
Cactaceae (Cactus family)
Argentina to Uraguay

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