Wildflowers of
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Flora of
Wildflowers of
Flora of
South Africa
Aloes of the
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Mike's Favorite
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What's Blooming at the Los Angeles County

June 2007
Page Five

Ferocactus wislizeni
Fish hook barrel, Biznaga
Cactaceae (Cactus family)
Southern Texas, Northern Mexico
Cucumis sativus 'Early Triumph'
Cucurbitaceae (Gourd family)
Hort. (Orig. India)

Cedrela fissilis
Cigar box tree
Meliaceae (Mahogany family)
Tropical America

Lonicera hildebrandiana
Giant Burmese honeysuckle
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)
Aristolochia labiata
Mottled Dutchman's pipe, Rooster flower
Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort family)

Ligustrum japonicum
Wax-leaf privet
Oleaceae (Olive family)
Japan, Korea

Erythrina herbacea
Cherokee bean
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Southeast U.S. and Mexico
Neoregelia sp.
Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad family)
South America

Eucalyptus ovata
Swamp gum
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Southern and Eastern Australia
Eucalyptus acmenoides
White mahogany
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Eastern Australia

Dalea capitata 'Sierra Gold'
Sierra Gold
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Degarmoara trigeneric hybrid
(Brassia, Miltonia X Odontoglossum)
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Dasylirion berlandieri 'Garza Garcia'
Agavaceae (Century-plant family)

Acacia willardiana
Palo blanco
Fabaceae (Pea family)
NW Mexico and Baja
Syzygium jambos
Rose apple
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Southeast Asia

Haworthia sp.
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
Southern Africa

Pachypodium lamerei
Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)
Southern Madagascar

Zinnia sp.
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)

Limonium minutifolium
Plumbaginaceae (Leadwort family)
Origanum laevigatum 'Hopley's Purple'
Hopley's purple oregano
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Hort. (Orig. Turkey and Cypress)

Teucrium chamaedrys
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Central and Southern Europe
Solanum lycopersicum
Solanaceae (Nightshade family)
Mexico to Peru

Nepenthes truncata
Pitcher plant
Nepenthaceae (Pitcher plant family)
Lowland Philippines
[Actually a modified leaf not a flower]
The Nepenthaceae is a monotypic family of tropical carnivorous plants containing about 120 species in the single genus Nepenthes. The name is derived from the Greek roots ne- meaning 'not' and penthos meaning sorrow or grief. It was first published in 1737 by Linnaeus and refers to Homer's use of the name Nepenthe in the Odyssey. Nepenthe was a drug which supposedly banished sorrow with forgetfulness, and Linnaeus wrote that all who beheld orchids would be so astonished  as to forget all past ills. These plants are commonly referred to as pitchers or monkey cups. The pitcher is a modified leaf arising from a tendril growing out of the stem, and is filled with a watery or syrupy substance in which mostly insects but occasionally larger prey is trapped. Above the pitcher is often a lid which keeps rainwater from diluting the fluid within. Male and female flowers are produced on separate plants.


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