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


June 2007
Page Two




 
Eucalyptus morrisii
Gray mallee
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Eastern Australia
 
Echeveria 'Afterglow'
Hen-and-chicks
Crassulaceae (Stonecrop family)
Hort.

 
Aloe brevifolia
Short leaf aloe
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
South Africa
 
Callistemon brachyandrus
Yellow bottlebrush
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Southeastern Australia

 
Dracaena umbraculifera
Umbrella dracaena
Dracaenaceae (Dragon-tree family)
Mauritius, Java

 
Callistemon pachyphyllus
Green bottlebrush
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Eastern Australia
 
Hakea leucoptera
Pincushion tree
Proteaceae (Protea family)
Eastern Australia

 
Luehea divaricata
Ibatingui
Tiliaceae (Basswood family)
Brazil

 
Hypericum patulum 'Sungold'
Goldencup St. John's-wort
Clusiaceae (St. John's-wort family)
Hort.
 
cf. Syzygium sp.
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)

 
Fuchsia thymifolia
Tiny-leaved fuchsia
Onagraceae (Evening primrose family)
Mexico to Northern Guatemala
 
Escallonia X exoniensis 'Frades'
(E. rosea X E. rubra)
Pink princess, Frades escallonia
Grossulariaceae (Gooseberry family)
Hort. (Orig. South America)

 
Heteromeles arbutifolia
Toyon, Christmas berry
Rosaceae (Rose family)
California

 
Magnolia X 'Royal Crown'
(M. liliflora X M. veitchii)
Royal crown magnolia
Magnoliaceae (Magnolia family)
Hort.
 
Mahonia aquifolium 'Compacta'
Dwarf Oregon grape
Berberidaceae (Barberry family)
Northwestern North America

 
The Campanulaceae or bellflower family
includes about 70 genera and 2000 species of mostly herbs and shrubs with milky sap. The family has a widespread distribution from the arctic to the Southern hemisphere and excluding only the manjor deserts. In addition to the many herbaceous species, the family includes some climbers and a few small trees. The leaves are typically alternate, sometimes opposite, and are simple and estipulate. The family's common name describes the relatively large and showy bell-shaped flowers that are usually 5-merous and more often than not of some bluish color. The fruit is usually a capsule or a berry. Of all the genera, probably those that are best known are Campanula and Lobelia. Their beauty has made them popular in the horticultural trade, but they have little other economic importance except for some alkaloids present in the sap.
Platycodon grandiflorus
Balloon flower, Chinese bellflower
Campanulaceae (Bellflower family)
China, Eastern Siberia and Japan


 
Crinum pedunculatum
Crinum lily
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis family)
Australia
 
Zea mays
Maize, Corn
Poaceae (Grass family)
Central America

 
Cassia brewsteri
Cigar cassia, Leichhardt bean
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Eastern Australia
 
Gardenia spatulifolia
Transvaal gardenia, Bushveld gardenia
Rubiaceae (Madder family)
South Africa

 
Callistemon pallidus
Lemon bottlebrush
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Southeastern Australia
 
Grevillea nematophylla
Silver-leaved water bush
Proteaceae (Protea family)
Western Australia

 
Acacia karroo
Karroo thorn
Fabaceae (Pea family)
South Africa
 
Sapium sebiferum
Chinese tallow tree
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)
China, Japan

 
Allium ampeloprasum
Levant garlic, Wild leek
Alliaceae (Onion family)
Ireland to North Africa and Iran
 
Alstroemeria brasiliensis
No common name recorded
Liliaceae (Lily family)
South America



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