Wildflowers of
Southern California
Flora of
Wildflowers of
Flora of
South Africa
Aloes of the
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Mike's Favorite
Wildflower Photos

What's Blooming at the Los Angeles County

March 2007
Page Four

Malus sp.
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Tropical highlands, Siberia, N. China
Hyacinthoides hispanica
Spanish bluebells
Hyacinthaceae (Hyacinth family)
Western Europe

Tabebuia 'Apricot'
Dwarf trumpet tree
Bignoniaceae (Bignonia family)
Hort. (Tropical Americas, Caribbean)
Dombeya cacuminum
Strawberry snowball tree
Sterculiaceae (Cacao family)

Lathyrus sp.
Sweet pea
(Pea family)
The Fabaceae is the family that used to be called the Leguminosae, and is the bean, pea or legume family. The name comes from the genus Faba, which is now part of Vicia. It is the third largest family after orchids and sunflowers, and contains over 700 genera and almost 20,000 species. It is divided into three sub-families which are treated as full families  by  some,  Mimosoideae, Caesalpinoideae, and Faboideae. Leaves are typically alternate and pinnately compound, although many are trifoliate or palmately compound. Flowers are made up of five usually fused sepals and five free petals. Most commonly the fruit is a legume which is a pod that opens along a lengthwise seam. The Fabaceae is one of the most economically important plant families in the world, and has long been closely associated with the development of human societies.

Alnus fauriei
No common name recorded
Betulaceae (Birch family)
Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer'
Flowering pear
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Central and South China

Acacia boormanii
Snowy river wattle
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Southeastern Australia
Michelia figo
Banana shrub, Port-wine magnolia
Magnoliaceae (Magnolia family)
Southeastern China

Murraya paniculata 'Exotica'
Jasmine orange, Orange jessamine
Rutaceae (Rue family)
Hort. (Orig. SE Asia, Australia)
Graptophyllum excelsum
Scarlet fuchsia
Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Eastern Australia

Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi
Crassulaceae (Stonecrop)
Currently unidentified

Commelina sp.
Commelinaceae (Spiderwort family)
Eucalyptus loxophleba
York gum
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
West Australia

Eucalyptus elata
River peppermint
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Southeast Australia
Acacia glaucoptera
Clay wattle
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Western Australia)

Wisteria floribunda
Japanese wisteria
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Eriobotrya deflexa 'Bronze'
Bronze loquat
Rosaceae (Rose family)

Aeonium sp.
Crassulaceae (Stonecrop family)
N. Africa, Middle East, Canary Ids.

Eucalyptus cyanophylla
Blue-leaved mallee
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
South and SE Australia
Acacia cyclops
Western coastal wattle
Fabaceae (Pea family)
SW Australia

Prunus triloba
Flowering almond
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Melaleuca incana
Gray honey myrtle
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Western Australia

Viburnum obovatum
Small-leaf viburnum, Walter's viburnum
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)
Southeastern U.S.
Veronica repens 'Waterperry'
Creeping speedwell
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
Spain and Corsica

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'
Eastern redbud
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Eastern U.S. & Mexico
Tulipa clusiana
Lady tulip, Candy-stick Tulip
Liliaceae (Lily family)
Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan


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