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

March 2007
Page Two

Schinus molle
Peruvian pepper
Anacardiaceae (Sumac family)
South America

Aloe dawei 'Jacob's Ladder'
Dawe's aloe
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
Uganda, Congo, Rwanda
Ansellia gigantea (=A. africana)
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Subtropical southern Africa

Oncidium cultivar
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Tropical America
Hyacinthus orientalis
Common hyacinth
North Africa to Asia Minor

Acalypha hispida
Chenille plant, Red-hot cat-tail
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)
Tropical East Asia
Spider orchid
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Tropical America

Callistemon viminalis 'Little John'
Dwarf bottlebrush
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
The Myrtaceae or myrtle family contains as many as 3000 species in 130-150 genera. All species are woody and have floral parts in fours or fives. They range throughout the world's tropical and subtropical regions and make up a large part of the tree and shrub population of Australia.  The evergreen leaves are simple, and mostly opposite and entire- margined. Most species have numerous brightly colored stamens, leaves having essential oils and strongly-scented, and fruits typically either capsules or fleshy berries. Some of the more well-known members of the family are Eucalyptus, allspice, Surinam cherry, the bottlebrushes, guavas and cloves. In areas where these species are native, there are parasites which have evolved to attack the leaves, but in the U.S which is outside the natural range of the Myrtaceae, cultivated plants are generally pest-free.

Cotula squalida (=Leptinella squalida)
Yellow buttons
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
New Zealand
Primula sp.
Primulaceae (Primrose family)
Northern hemisphere

Dalea pulchra
Santa Catalina prairie clover
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Dymondia margaretae
Silver carpet
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
South Africa

Rhigozum obovatum
Yellow pomegranate
Bignoniaceae (Bignonia family)
South Africa
Rhododendron sp.
Ericaceae (Heath family)
Himalayas, SE Asia

Ferocactus flavovirens
Barrel cactus
Cactaceae (Cactus family)
Central Mexico
Ferocactus setispinus
Miniature barrel cactus
Cactaceae (Cactus family)
South Texas, Mexico

Platycladus orientalis 'Aureus Nana'
Chinese arbor-vitae
Cupressaceae (Cypress family)
Hort. (Orig. China, Korea)
[Actually cones not flowers]
Alyssum saxatile
Basket of Gold
Brassicaceae (Mustard family)
Italy, Greece and Russia

Randia speciosa
No common name recorded
Rubiaceae (Madder family)
East Asia
Cymbidium 'Stanley Fouraker'
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort. (Orig. Old World Tropics)

Piper nigrum
Black pepper
Piperaceae (Pepper family)
India and Myanmar
Hoya carnosa
Wax plant, Porcelain flower
Aclepiadaceae (Milkweed family)
India to Southeastern China

Beschorneria sp.
Agavaceae (Agave family)

Aloe rubroviolacea
Arabian aloe
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
Yemen and Saudi Arabia
Euphorbia horrida
African milk-barrel
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)
South Africa

Viola tricolor
Heartsease, Johnny jump up
Violaceae (Violet family)
Aloe classenii
Classen's aloe
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)


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