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 Four




Lagunaria patersonii 'Royal Purple'
Primrose tree, Cow-itch tree, Norfolk
Island hibiscus
Malvaceae (Mallow family)
Hort. (Orig. Australasia)

 
Alectryon coriaceus
Beach bird's eye, Beach alectryon
Sapindaceae (Soapberry family)
Eastern Australia

 
The Polygalaceae or milkwort family contains about 1000 species in 20 gen- era distributed almost worldwide but absent from New Zealand and other southern Pacific islands and the very Northern Hemisphere. It is in the order Fabales with its sister family Fabaceae. The family is composed of mainly herbs and shrubs, with a few trees and climb- ers. Over half the family members are in the genus Polygala, which derives its name from the Greek polys, "much," and gala, "milk." It was so named because it was thought originally (and incorrectly) to stimulate breast milk and not because it contains milky sap. The leaves are simple, estipulate and usually alternate, and the flowers are usually zygomorphic and often share a resemblance with the legumes, with corollas typically of 3 petals, the median anterior of which is keel-like and sometimes with a fringed crest. Often used in local medicines.
Polygala apopetala
No common name recorded
Polygalaceae (Milkwort family)
Mexico


 
Euphorbia resinifera
Resin spurge
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)
Morocco
 
Pseudogaltonia clavata
(syn. Ornithogalum clavatum)
Cape hyacinth
Hyacinthaceae (Hyacinth family)
South Africa and Namibia

 
Platanus racemosa
Western sycamore
Platanaceae (Sycamore family)
Southern California, Baja

 
Cornus macrophylla
Large-leaf dogwood
Cornaceae (Dogwood family)
Himalayas, Japan, China
 
Neomarica caerulea
Walking iris
Iridaceae (Iris family)
Brazil

 
Enterolobium contortisiliquum
Earpod tree, Timbouva
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Brazil

 
Cymbopogon nardus
Citronella grass, Nard grass
Poaceae (Grass family)
Southeast Asia
 
Catananche caerulea
Cupid's dart, Blue cupidone
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Mediterranean

 
Origanum onites
Pot marjorum
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Meditteranean
 
Agastache cana 'Purple Pygmy'
Hoary balm of Giliad
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
New Mexico, West Texas

 
Monarda didyma
Bee balm, Oswego tea
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Canada, U.S.
 
Origanum vulgare 'Humile'
Creeping oregano, Dwarf marjorum
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Europe

 
Myrtus communis
Greek myrtle
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Mediterranean
 
Currently unidentified

 
Cupaniopsis anacardioides
Carrotwood
Sapindaceae (Soapberry family)
Australia, New Caledonia

 
Rudbeckia hirta 'Spotlight'
Black-eyed Susan
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Central U.S.
 
Angophora costata
Smooth-bark apple
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Eastern Australia

 
Solidago californica
California goldenrod
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Southern Oregon to Baja
 
Aster chilensis 'Point St. George'
Coast aster
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
British Columbia to Southern California

 
Erigeron glauca 'Arthur Menzies'
Seaside daisy
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Oregon to coastal California
 
Encelia californica
Bush sunflower
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
California, Northern Baja



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