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


February 2007
Page Two



 
Acacia buxifolia
Box leaf wattle
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Eastern Australia
 
Nemophila maculata
Fivespot
Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf)
Central California

 
Phacelia campanularia
Desert bluebells
Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf)
Southern California
 
Acacia vestita
Weeping boree
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Eastern Australia

 
Acokanthera sp.
Bushman's poison
Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)
Tropical Africa

 
Malvaviscus arboreus
Turk's cap, Wax Mallow
Malvaceae (Mallow family)
Southern U.S. to Peru and Brazil
 
Heliotropium sp.
Heliotrope
Boraginaceae (Borage family)
Peru

 
Papaver nudicaule
Icelandic poppy
Papaveraceae (Poppy family)
Subpolar N. Europe & N. America
 
Salvia sp.
Lamiaceae (Mint family)

 
The Plumbaginaceae, called the leadwort or plumbago family, is in the order Caryophyllales and contains about 24 genera and 800 species. This very large order also includes iceplants, amaranths, cactuses, pinks, sundews, buckwheats, pitcher plants, tamarisks and quite a few others. The family takes it name from genus Plumbago, which comes from the Latin plumbum, 'lead,' and the ending -ago indicating a resemblance or property, reflecting an apparent early belief that the plant could cure lead poisoning. The family is widespread and cosmopolitan, ranging from arctic to tropical regions, but particularly likes dry places with saline soils like salt flats and seacoasts. The basal leaves have glands that can excrete calcareous salt crystals. Members of this family are typically herbaceous or small shrubs with a few lianas, mostly perennial.
Armeria maritima
Thrift, Sea-pink
Plumbaginaceae (Leadwort family)
Coastal northern hemisphere


 
Persea americana 'Fuerte-Whedon'
Avocado
Lauraceae (Laurel family)
Hort. (Orig. Mexico)
 
Dahlstedtia pinnata
No common name recorded
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Brazil

 
Vinca minor
Dwarf periwinkle, Creeping Myrtle
Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)
Europe & Southern Russia
 
Erica X darleyensis 'Margaret Porter'
(E. carnea & E. erigena)
Darley Dale heath
Ericaceae (Heather family)
Hort.

 
Hebe buxifolia
New Zealand flame bush, Boxleaf hebe
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort)
New Zealand
 
Chaenomeles japonica 'Orange Delight'
Japanese flowering quince
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Japan

 
Clivia miniata
Bush lily, Kaffir lily
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis family)
South Africa
 
Geranium X cantabrigense
(G. macrorrhizum & G. dalmaticum)
Bloody cranesbill
Geraniaceae (Geranium family)
Hort.

 
Xanthorrhoea quadrangulata
Square-leaf grass tree
Xanthorrhoeaceae (Xanthorrhoea family)
Southern Australia

 
Eucalyptus caesia
Gungarru
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Western Australia
 
Mammillaria elongata
Lace cactus
Cactaceae (Cactus family)
Central Mexico

 
Acacia drepanolobium
Whistling thorn
Fabaceae (Pea family)
West Africa
 
Beaumontia jerdoniana
Nepal trumpet flower
Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)
India

 
Aloe sinkatana
No common name recorded
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
Sudan
 
Narcissus X odorus
Campernelle jonquil
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis family)
sterile hybrid of N. jonquilla &
N. pseudonarcissus

 
Tabebuia chrysotricha
Golden trumpet tree
Bignoniaceae (Trumpet-vine family)
Columbia, Brazil
 
Pyrus kawakamii
Evergreen pear
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Japan and Taiwan



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