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 Three




 
Gilia capitata
Globe gilia
Polemoniaceae (Phlox family)
Western North America
 
Dombeya X cayeuxii
(D. wallichii X D. burgessiae)
Pink snowball
Sterculiaceae (Cacao family)
Hort. (Orig. Africa and Madagascar)

 
Aloe virens
No common name recorded
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
Southern Africa
 
Chlorophytum comosum
Spider plant
Liliaceae (Lily family)
South Africa

 
Ardisia quinquegona
Asiatic ardisia, Coralberry
Myrsinaceae (Myrsine family)
China, Japan and SE Asia
 
Streptosolen jamesonii
Marmalade bush
Solanaceae (Nightshade family)
Columbia, Peru and Ecuador

 
Centranthus ruber
Jupiter's beard, Red Valerian
Valerianaceae (Valerian family)
Europe, N. Africa & W. Asia
 
Citriobatus spinescens
Orange thorn
Pittosporaceae (Pittosporum family)
Australia

 
Syringa laciniata
Cut-leafed lilac
Oleaceae (Olive family)
China

 
Petrea volubilis
Queen's wreath
Verbenaceae (Verbena family)
West Indies, South America
 
Michelia X foggii 'Allspice'
Allspice michelia, Banana shrub
Magnoliaceae (Magnolia family)
Hort. (Orig. Asia)

 
Freesia cultivar
(Royal Crown Series ?)
Iridaceae (Iris family)
Hort. (Orig. Southern & Central Africa)
 
Cichorium intybus
Chicory
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Mediterranean, W. Asia

 
The Anacardiaceae is also called the sumac or cashew family. It contains approximately 80 genera and about 600 species in mostly tropical regions but extending into temperate zones of both North America and Eurasia. In this family flowers are typically 5-merous, small and arranged in clusters. Stems and leaves often contain resinous compounds or strong-smelling volatile substances. Urushiol, a skin irritant which is produced in the genera Toxicodendron and Metopium, is probably the best known of these, causing rashes and blisters. Poison sumac, a species of Rhus, also contains urushiol. These secondary compounds probably evolved as a defense against herbivore and insect predators. A number of economically important species are in this family, including cashews, mangoes and pistachios, and another familiar member is Schinus (the pepper trees).
Rhus pendulina
White karee
Anacardiaceae (Sumac family)
South Africa


 
Viburnum macrocephalum
Chinese snowball
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)
China
 
Bletilla striata
Ground orchid
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
China, Taiwan and Japan

 
Cercis occidentalis
Western redbud
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Western U.S.
 
Abutilon megapotamicum
Chinese lantern
Malvaceae (Mallow family)
Southern Brazil

 
Arctotis acaulis
African daisy
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
South Africa

 
Sambucus mexicana
Mexican elderberry, Blue elderberry
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)
Western North America
 
Pelargonium X fragrans 'Variegata'
(P. exstipulatum X P. odoratissimum)
Golden nutmeg geranium
Geraniaceae (Geranium family)
Hort. (Orig. South Africa)

 
Cistus sp.
Cistaceae
(Rock-rose family)
 
Myoporum parvifolium 'Narrow Leaf'
Prostrate Myoporum, Creeping Boobialla
Myoporaceae (Myoporum family)
Australia

 
Tropaeolum majus
Nasturtium
Tropaeolaceae (Nasturtium family)
Columbia to Bolivia
 
Phillyrea latifolia
Mock privet
Oleaceae (Olive family)
South Europe and Asia Minor

 
Rosa minutifolia
Small-leaved rose
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Southern California, Baja
 
Tecomaria capensis
Cape honeysuckle
Bignoniaceae (Bignonia family)
Eastern and southern Africa



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