Wildflowers of
Southern California
Flora of
Wildflowers of
Flora of
South Africa
Aloes of the
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Mike's Favorite
Wildflower Photos

What's Blooming at the Los Angeles County

February 2007
Page Four

Ipheion uniflorum
Spring star flower
Liliaceae (Lily family)
Argentina, Uruguay
Dendromecon harfordii
Channel Island tree poppy
Papaveraceae (Poppy family)
California Channel Islands

Erysimum linifolium 'Bowle's Mauve'
Bowle's mauve wallflower
Brassicaceae (Mustard family)
Veronica peduncularis 'Georgia Blue'
(= V. umbrosa)
Creeping veronica
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
Southern Russia, Western Asia

Myosotis sylvatica
Bedding forget-me-not
Boraginaceae (Borage family)
Europe and Asia
Cycas taitungensis
Prince sago
Zamiaceae (Cycad family)
[female flowering cone]

Erythrina X sykesii
Coral tree
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Hort. (Orig. Australia)
Viburnum sp.
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)

Layia platyglossa
Yellow tidy tips
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
SW North America
Grevillea sp.
Proteaceae (Protea family)

Magnolia X soulangiana
(M. denudata X M. liliifolia)
Saucer magnolia
Magnoliaceae (Magnolia family)
The Magnoliaceae is a family of about 200 species of trees and shrubs that usually have large flowers. Certain of the features of this family indicate that it is a fairly primitive one. Among these features are the lack of differentiation between sepals and petals, and the arrangement of stamens and pistils in spirals on a conical receptacle rather than in rings. There are fossilized specimens identified as being in this family dating back almost 100 million years. It is a very widely spread family, ranging from North and Central America, the Caribbean and tropical South America all the way to India, Indochina, China, Japan and Korea. Alternate, simple, petiolate leaves are characteristic of the family, and many species have fragrant flowers. Magnolia is the largest genus and is named after French botanist Pierre Magnol. Magnolia grandiflora is the state tree of Mississippi.

Narcissus cultivar
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis family)
Eschscholzia californica
California poppy
Papaveraceae (Poppy family)
Western U.S.

Euphorbia characias
Mediterranean spurge
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)
Mediterranean region
Prunus campanulata
Taiwan cherry
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Japan, Taiwan


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