Wildflowers of
Southern California
Flora of
Bermuda
Wildflowers of
Ireland
Flora of
South Africa
Aloes of the
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What's Blooming at the Los Angeles County
Arboretum


June 2007
Page One




 
Grevillea banksii
Spider flower, Banks' grevillea
Proteaceae (Protea family)
Eastern Australia
 
Allium tuberosum
Chinese chives, Garlic chives
Alliaceae (Onion family)
Southeast Asia

 
Melaleuca bracteata
Black tea-tree, River tea-tree
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Australia
 
Opuntia aciculata
Chenille prickly pear
Cactaceae (Cactus family)
Southwestern US and NW Mexico

 
Dudleya caespitosa
Sand-lettuce, Sea lettuce
Crassulaceae (Stonecrop family)
Coastal California
 
Acacia confusa
Small Philippine acacia, Formosa koa
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Philippines, Taiwan

 
Eucalyptus spathulata
Swamp mallee
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Western Australia
 
Maxillaria tenuifolia
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Mexico, Central America

 
Vitex lucens
New Zealand chaste tree
Verbenaceae (Vervain family)
New Zealand
 
Spathiphyllum sp.
Peace lily
Araceae (Arum family)
Tropical America

 
Hemerocallis 'Cranberry Baby'
Day lily
Hemerocallidaceae (Hemerocallis family)
Hort.
 
Hemerocallis 'Pirate's Patch'
Day lily
Hemerocallidaceae (Hemerocallis family)
Hort.

Dracaena draco
Dragon tree
Agavaceae (Agave family)
Canary Islands

 
Eucalyptus camaldulensis
Murray River red gum
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Australia
 
Lamium maculatum 'Golden Anniversary'
Spotted deadnettle
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Eurasia

 
Digitalis purpurea
Common foxglove
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
Europe
 
Magnolia schiediana
Schiede's magnolia
Magnoliaceae (Magnolia family)
Southern Mexico

 
Mentha spicata 'Crispa'
Curly mint
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Eurasia
 
Micromeria viminea
Costa Rican mint bush, Jamaican mint
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Jamaica, Costa Rica

 
Lippia dulcis
Aztec sweetleaf
Verbenaceae (Vervain family)
Mexico
 
Inula helenium
Elecampane
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Europe, West Asia

 
The Chenopodiaceae or goosefoot fam-
ily contains about 100 genera and 1500 species distributed worldwide but con- centrated mainly in desert, semidesert and saline areas of the Old World. Recent circumscriptions of this family such as APG and APG II place it into the Amaranthaceae on the basis of molecular studies. Most species have flowers that are tiny and hardly recognizable as such. The leaves are usually simple and entire, alternate or opposite, sometimes thickened or succulent, often with mealy texture or glandular hairs. Some genera such as the pickleweeds lack leaves altogether and their photosynthesis takes places in the succulent green stems. The perianth con-
sists of undifferentiated 5-lobed tepals. The family includes a number of comm- ercially very significant members such as beets, sugar beets, spinach, chard, and quinoa, a staple in the Andes region for its edible leaves and seeds.
Chenopodium ambrosioides
Mexican-tea, Epazote
Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot family)
Tropical America


 
Indigofera australis
Australian indigo
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Australia
 
Currently unidentified

 
Chlorophytum comosum 'Vittatum'
Spider plant
Liliaceae (Lily family)
South Africa
 
Jacaranda obtusifolia
Jacaranda
Bignoniaceae (Trumpet-vine family)
Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, Brazil

 
Jacaranda semiserrata
Port wine jacaranda, Caroba
Bignoniaceae (Trumpet-vine family)
Brazil
 
Conyza bonariensis
Small horseweed
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
South America



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