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


July 2007
Page Four




 
Lippia oaxaca
Mexican lemon verbena
Verbenaceae (Verbena family)
Mexico
 
Saponaria officinalis
Bouncing bet
Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)
Eurasia

 
Cycas revoluta
Japanese sago palm
Cycadaceae (Cycad family)
Southern Japan
[male flower cone]
 
Hypericum perforatum
Common St. John's-wort
Clusiaceae (St. John's-wort family)
Europe

 
Coffea arabica
Arabian coffee (fruit)
Rubiaceae (Madder family)
Tropical Africa

 
Rudbeckia laciniata
Cutleaf cornflower
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Northern and Central U.S.
 
Haematoxylum brasiletto
Brazilwood, Mexican logwood
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Mexico

 
Coix lacryma-jobi
Christ's tears, Job's tears
Poaceae (Grass family)
Asia

 
Plectranthus argentatus
Silver spurflower, Silver plectranthus
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Eastern Australia

 
Hemerocallis 'Christmas Wishes'
Day lily
Hemerocallidaceae (Hemerocallis family)
Hort.
 
Cuphea ignea 'Compacta'
Dwarf cigar plant
Lythraceae (Loosestrife family)
Mexico, West Indies

 
The Geraniaceae or geranium family is widely distributed but concentrated in temperate areas. It is absent from the wet tropics and much of Australasia. The family is made up of 5-6 genera and about 800 species of annual and peren- nial shrubs, herbs and geophytes. The leaves are alternate, usually stipulate, and usually lobed or otherwise divided. The flowers are radially symmetrical (Ger- anium) or slightly zygomorphic (Pelar--gonium), with 5 free petals and 5 sepals either connate or united at the base. The inflorescences are usually umbellate or cymose. The fruit is a dry schizocarp made up of five (or three) fused carpels. Genus Pelargonium has about 280 species with a center of diversity in the Cape region of South Africa. It is an important horticultural plant the oils of which are also used in perfumes and flavorings. Other Geraniums have been used in traditional medicines.
Pelargonium sidoides
Umckaloaba, Kalwerbossie
Geraniaceae (Geranium family)
South Africa


 
Rhus chinensis
Chinese gall, Nut gall
Anacardiaceae (Sumac family)
Japan and China

 
Sisyrinchium californicum
Golden-eyed grass
Iridaceae (Iris family)
California to British Columbia
 
Zephyranthes candida
Zephyr lily, Fairy lily
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis family)
Argentina

 
Cinnamomum brevifolium
No common name recorded
Lauraceae (Laurel family)
Japan
 
Camptotheca acuminata
Xi shu, Happy Tree
Cornaceae (Dogwood family)
China, Tibet

 
Clethra barbinervis
Japanese clethra
Clethraceae (Clethra family)
Japan

 
Plumeria rubra
Frangipani
Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)
Central America, Mexico, Venezuela
 
Currently unidentified

 
Abelia chinensis
Chinese abelia
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)
China
 
Ficus aspera 'Parcellii'
Clown fig, Mosaic fig
Moraceae (Mulberry family)
Hort. (Orig. Pacific Islands)

 
Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana var. boxalii
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort.
 
Currently unidentified



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