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


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
Liliaceae
North Africa to Asia Minor

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

 
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 bottle- brushes, 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.
Callistemon viminalis 'Little John'
Dwarf bottlebrush
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Australia


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

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

 
Rhigozum obovatum
Yellow pomegranate
Bignoniaceae (Bignonia family)
South Africa
 
Rhododendron sp.
Azalea
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.
Beschorneria
Agavaceae (Agave family)
Mexico

 
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)
Europe
 
Aloe classenii
Classen's aloe
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
Kenya



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