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 Three




 
Forsythia sp.
Forsythia
Oleaceae (Olive family)
China

 
Hakea recurva
Standback
Proteaceae (Protea family)
Western Australia
 
Acacia decurrens
Early black wattle
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Southeastern Australia

 
Scolopia zeyheri
Thorn pear
Salicaceae (Willow family)
South Africa
 
Callistemon citrinus 'Hannah Ray'
Lemon bottlebrush
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Australia

 
Hymenosporum flavum
Sweetshade
Pittosporaceae (Pittosporum family)
Eastern Australia

 
Eremophila maculata 'Red'
No common name recorded
Myoporaceae (Myoporum family)
Hort. (Orig. Australia)
 
Coelogyne cristata
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Himalayas

 
Acacia spectabilis
Glory wattle, Mudgee wattle
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Eastern Australia
 
Vicia villosa
Winter vetch
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Europe

 
The Bignoniaceae is a very widespread family of herbs, shrubs, trees and lianas in the tropical, subtropical, and temperate Old and New Worlds. Commonly called the trumpet vine or trumpet creeper family, it contains about 110 genera and 650 species. It gets its name from genus Bignonia, itself named in honor of Abbé Jean Paul Bignon who was librarian to King Louis XIV, and some of the well-known members of the family are Tabebuia, Tecoma, Catalpa, and Jacaranda. Many species are important ornamentals and have large and spectacular flowers. Leaves are typically opposite or whorled and pinnately or multiply compound. Trees of Tabebuia and Catalpa are important timber sources. The very common landscaping tree Jacaranda includes about 49 species in the Neotropics. The Bignoniaceae is in the order Lamiales with mints, verbenas, olives and figworts.
Pyrostegia venusta
Flame vine, Golden shower
Bignoniaceae (Bignonia family)
South America


 
Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset'
Leucadendron
Proteaceae (Protea family)
Southern Africa
 
Abutilon X hybridum
Red Chinese lantern
Malvaceae (Mallow fsamily)
Hort.

 
Euphorbia flanaganii
Medusa head
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)
South Africa
 
Prunus X blireiana
(P. cerasifera X P. mume)
Purple-leaf plum
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Hort.

 
Alyogyne huegelii
Lilac hibiscus, Blue hibiscus
Malvaceae (Mallow family)
SW Australia
 
Euphorbia rigida
Gopher plant, Silver spurge
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)
Mediterranean

 
Lavandula sp.
Lavender
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Mediterranean to India

 
Eucalyptus sessilis
Fink river mallee
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
North Central Australia
 
Dioon edule
Mexican fern palm
Zamiaceae (Zamia family)
Mexico

 
Gladiolus tristis
Marsh afrikaner
Iridaceae (Iris family)
South Africa
 
Prunus persica 'Early Red'
Peach
Rosaceae (Rose family)
China

 
Eucalyptus fasciculosa
Pink gum
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
SE Australia
 
Ceratozamia sp.
Cycad
Zamiaceae (Zamia family)
Mexico

 
Acacia microcarpa
Manna wattle
Fabaceae (Pea family)
SE Australia
 
Grevillea crithmifolia
No common name recorded
Proteaceae (Protea family)
Australia



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