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 Five




 
Cistus X hybridus
(C. populifolius & C. salviifolius)
White rock-rose
Cistaceae (Rock-rose family)
Hort.
 
Sphaeralcea ambigua 'Louis Hamilton'
Desert mallow
Malvaceae (Mallow family)
Hort. (Orig. Western U.S. & Mexico)

 
Justicia sericea 'Inca Queen'
No common name recorded
Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Mexico
 
Cymbidium 'Karen Cameron'
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort.

 
Acacia cavenia
Caven's acacia
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Argentina and Chile to Brazil
 
Delosperma sphalmanthoides
Tufted iceplant
Aizoaceae (Iceplant family)
South Africa

 
The Fagaceae, commonly called the oak or beech family, contains nine genera and about 900 species. It is widespread in the northern temperate regions and also extends into the tropics in Central America and southeast Asia. Notho- phagus or southern beech formerly was included as the only southern hemisphere genus in the family but it has now been put into a family of its own. Quercus (oak) is a well-known member of the family, and another is  Castanea  (chest-
nut). You have to know what you're looking at to recognize the flowers of this family or even to tell that it has flowers. Female flowers are small and  inconspic-
uous, while the male ones are in clusters of dangling catkins. The leaves are simple, alternate and have deciduous stipules, and the fruits are nuts which are usually called acorns. Many members of the family produce valuable lumber.
Quercus leucotricophora
Blackjack oak
Fagaceae (Oak family)
Himalayas of Pakistan and Nepal


 
Cornus sp.
Dogwood
Cornaceae (Dogwood family)
 
Paulownia kawakamii
Empress tree, Dragon tree
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
East Asia

 
Paulownia X taiwaniana
Taiwan paulownia
(P. fortunei & P. kawakamii)
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
Taiwan
 
Paulownia tomentosa
Hairy paulownia
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
China, Korea and Japan

 
Pulmonaria officinalis 'Spilled Milk'
Lungwort
Boraginaceae (Borage family)
Hort. (Orig. Europe)
 
Rhus aromatica
Fragrant sumac, Polecat bush
Anacardiaceae (Sumac family)
Eastern North America

 
Hemerocallis cultivar
Day lily
Hemerocallidaceae (Hemerocallis family)
Hort.
 
Polygala myrtifolia
September bush
Polygalaceae (Milkwort family)
South Africa

 
Aquilegia cultivar
Columbine
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)
Hort.
 
Morus alba 'Pendula'
Weeping white mulberry
Moraceae (Mulberry family)
China

 
Euphorbia dulcis 'Chameleon'
Purple spurge
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)
Hort. (Orig. Europe )
 
Anagallis arvensis
Scarlet pimpernel
Primulaceae (Primrose family)
Europe

 
Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Green Goddess'
Calla lily, Green goddess
Araceae (Arum family)
Hort. (Orig. South Africa)
 
Euphorbia wulfenii
Bush spurge
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)
Eurasia

 
Elaeagnus multiflora
Cherry silverberry
Elaeagnaceae (Oleaster family)
Japan and China
 
Grevillea dryanderi
Dryander's grevillea
Proteaceae (Protea family)
Northern Australia

 
Cistus ladanifer var. albiflorus
White-flowered rock-rose, Gum cistus
Cistaceae (Rock-rose family)
North Africa, SW Mediterranean
 
Viola sp.
Violaceae (Violet family)

 
Ginkgo biloba
Maidenhair tree
Ginkgoaceae (Ginkgo family)
China

 
Thymus praecox 'Pink Chintz'
Creeping thyme
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Mediterranean
 
Dianthus 'Spangled Star'
Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)
Eurasia



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