Wildflowers of
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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

January 2007
Page Two

Senna artemisioides
Silvery senna
Fabaceae (Pea family)

Sophora tomentosa
Necklace pod, Silverbush
(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


Casimiroa tetrameria
Rutaceae (Citrus family)
Southern Mexico
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.

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

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

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

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

Eucalyptus porosa
Scrubby blue gum
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
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)
Monstera deliciosa
Split leaf philodendron
Araceae (Arum family)
Southern Mexico to Panama

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

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

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

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


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