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


January 2007
Page Two




 
Senna artemisioides
Silvery senna
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Australia

 
Sophora tomentosa
Necklace pod, Silverbush
Fabaceae
(Pea family)
Tropical Africa and Asia

 
Justicia aurea
Brazilian plume, Yellow jacobinia
Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Mexico and Central America
 
Brunfelsia australis
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Solanaceae (Nightshade family)
South America

 
The Rutaceae is better known to most people as the citrus family. It belongs to a larger group, order Sapindales, which includes soapberries, sumacs, maples, horse-chestnuts, both frankincense and myrhh, and mahoganies. Members of the Rutaceae can be herbs, shrubs or trees, and often have flowers or leaves with strong scents. The genus Citrus is the most important economically, but there are non-citrus fruits such as the white sapote. Other family members are used for medicinal purposes and in the perfume industry. The family contains about 160 genera and approximately 1600 species. Spines are typical in this family, and the flowers are most often pollinated by insects. This is a very widespread family, including temperate, tropical and sub-tropical regions with most genera in southern Africa and Australia.
Casimiroa tetrameria
Matasano
Rutaceae (Citrus family)
Southern Mexico


 
Calendula officinalis 'Pacific Beauty'
Pot marigold
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Hort.
 
Lonicera sempervirens 'Magnifica'
Coral honeysuckle
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)
Eastern and Southern U.S.

 
Fragaria vesca
Wild strawberry
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Europe
 
Salvia clevelandii 'Aromas'
Cleveland sage
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Southern CA and Baja

 
Russelia equisetiformis
Coral plant, Firecracker plant
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
Mexico

 
Geijera parviflora
Australian-willow, Wilga
Rutaceae (Citrus family)
Eastern Australia

 
Eucalyptus porosa
Scrubby blue gum
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Australia
 
Cymbidium traceyanum
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Thailand to China

 
Brachylaena discolor
Coast silver oak
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Southern Africa
 
Clerodendrum splendens
Flaming glorybower
Verbenaceae (Verbena family)
Western Africa

 
Cymbidium 'Enchanted Profile'
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort.
 
Monstera deliciosa
Split leaf philodendron
Araceae (Arum family)
Southern Mexico to Panama

 
Phalaenopsis cultivar
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort.
 
Aloe kedongensis
Kenya aloe
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
Kenya

 
Furcraea macdougalii
Macdougal's giant century plant
Agavaceae (Agave family)
Mexico
 
Leucojum aestivale
Summer snowflake
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis family)
Europe, Western Asia

 
Arctostaphylos 'White Lanterns'
Manzanita
Ericaceae (Heath family)
Hort.
 
Eriocephalus africanus
South African rosemary
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
South Africa

 
Asphodelus fistulosus
Onionweed
Liliaceae (Lily family)
Southern France and Crete
 
Cortaderia selloana
Pampas grass
Poaceae (Grass family)
Southern South America



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