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 Three




 
Hyssopus officinalis
Hyssop
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Mediterranean
 
Chondropetalum tectorum
Cape reed
Restionaceae (Restio family)
South Africa

 
Asclepias fascicularis
Narrow-leaved milkweed
Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed family)
Western United States
 
Trichostema lanatum
Woolly blue curls
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
California

 
The Calycanthaceae, commonly called the spicebush or sweetshrub family, contains only four genera and about 11 species. It is in the order Laurales, a fairly ancient order with highly diverged morphology comprising seven families including the Calycanthaceae and the Lauraceae (laurel family). This family includes small trees and shrubs that bear essential oils and have opposite, leathery leaves and medium- to large-sized flo- wers that are solitary and terminal on short shoots. The flowers range in color from white to red and have undifferentia-
ted perianth parts called tepals. The members of the family are distributed in temperate to sub-tropical. Eastern Asia and North America. All species have aromatic bark, and fragrant flowers are also common. Some  Calycanthus spec-
ies are grown for their ornamental value, and some contain an alkaloid similar to strychnine that is toxic to humans.
Calycanthus occidentalis
Spice bush
Calycanthaceae (Sweet-shrub family)
California


 
Scabiosa atropurpurea cultivar
Pincushion flower, Sweet scabious
Dipsacaceae (Teasel family)
Hort.
 
Phygelius X rectus 'Moonraker'
Cape fuchsia
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
South Africa

Cassia leptophylla
Gold medallion tree
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Southeast Brazil

 
Schotia afra
Boer bean
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Southeastern Africa

 
Currently unidentified

 
Dicliptera suberecta
Hummingbird plant, King's crown
Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Uruguay
 
Bouteloua gracilis
Mosquito grass
Poaceae (Grass family)
Southern and Western U.S.

 
Cornus sericea
American dogwood
Cornaceae (Dogwood family)
North America
 
Lychnis chalcedonica
Maltese cross
Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)
Russia and Siberia to NW China

 
Koelreuteria paniculata
Golden rain tree
Sapindaceae (Soapberry family)
China, Korea

 
Syringa reticulata
Japanese tree lilac
Oleaceae (Olive family)
Japan
 
Pterocarya fraxinifolia
Caucasian wingnut (fruit)
Juglandaceae (Walnut family)
Caucasus, Iran

 
Grewia biloba
Bilobed grewia
Tiliaceae (Linden family)
China, Taiwan, Korea

 
Ligustrum sinense 'Crispa'
Chinese privet
Oleaceae (Olive family)
Hort. (Orig. China)
 
Beilschmiedia berteroana
Belloto del sur
Lauraceae (Laurel family)
Chilean and Argentinian Patagonia

 
Acacia sieberiana var. woodii
Paperbark thorn
Fabaceae (Pea family)
South Africa
 
Aloe distans
Jewelled aloe
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
South Africa

 
Helichrysum petiolare 'Limelight'
Licorice plant
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
South Africa
 
Hosta sp.
Plantain lily
Liliaceae (Lily family)
China, Japan and Korea



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