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
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July 2007
Page One




 
Duranta repens
Sky flower, Golden dewdrop,
Pigeonberry
Verbenaceae (Verbena family)
Tropical America
 
Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegated'
Variegated shell ginger, Porcelein lily
Zingiberaceae (Ginger family)
Hort. (Orig. East Asia and New
Guinea)

 
Cattleya harrisoniana
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae
(Orchid family)
Brazil
 
Brassia mexicana
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Mexico

 
Michelia champaca 'Alba'
Champaca
Magnoliaceae (Magnolia family)
Hort. (Orig. Eastern Himalayas)

 
Dichorisandra thyrsiflora
Blue ginger
Commelinaceae (Spiderwort family)
Northern South America
 
Leucophyllum langmaniae
Rio Bravo ranger
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
Mexico

 
Calathea zebrina
Zebra plant
Marantaceae (Arrowroot family)
Brazil

 
Aeschynanthus radicans
Lipstick plant
Gesneriaceae (African violet family)
Malaysia

 
Crithmum maritimum
Samphire
Apiaceae (Carrot family)
Europe
 
Salvia coahuilensis
Coahuila sage
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Mexico

 
Uncarina grandidieri
Mouse trap tree
Pedaliaceae (Sesame family)
Southwestern Madagascar

 
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Chinese plumbago
Plumbaginaceae (Leadwort family)
China
 
Leptospermum ericoides
Tea tree, Burgan
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
New Zealand

 
Melaleuca bracteata 'Golden Gem'
[syn. M. monticola]
Black tea tree
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Australia
 
Callistemon citrinus 'Jeffers'
Bottlebrush
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Hort. (Orig. Australia)

 
The Portulacaceae or purslane family has nearly a worldwide distribution, and al- though its major diversity is in the south- ern hemisphere it is also represented in North America and Eurasia. The family contains 20-30 genera and about 500 species of trees, shrubs and herbs, and is currently placed in the same order as the cacti, iceplants, buckwheats, tamarisks, and most carnivorous plants. The leaves are usually simple and entire-margined, often fleshy, glabrous or sometimes with hairs or glandular barbs. The flowers are typically radially symmetrical and are either solitary or in terminal racemes or cymes. The fruit is usually a circumscis- sile or loculicidal capsule. Many family members are found in arid or semiarid conditions like Portulaca and Calan- drinia. Common purslane (P. oleracea) is a widely eaten but not commercially grown vegetable. Other family members are cultivated as ornamentals.
Portulaca oleracea
Purslane
Portulacaceae (Purslane family)
Europe


 
Peltophorum africanum
Yellow African flamboyant
Fabaceae (Pea family)
South Africa

 
Rhynchostylis gigantea
Foxtail orchid
Orchidaceae
(Orchid family)
China and Southeast Asia

 
Schotia latifolia
Elephant hedge bean
Fabaceae (Pea family)
South Africa

 
Helianthus annuus 'Music Box'
Dwarf sunflower
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Hort.
 
Eucalyptus leptophylla
Narrow-leaved red mallee
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Southeast Australia



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