Wildflowers of
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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 Six

Justicia rizzinii
Candy corn justicia
Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Prunus jacquemontii
Afghan cherry
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Afghanistan and Pakistan

Erica blandfordia
No common name recorded
Ericaceae (Heath family)
South Africa
Pittosporum daphniphylloides
No common name recorded
Pittosporaceae (Pittosporum family)

Prunus tomentosa
Nanking cherry
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Ajuga reptans
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Temperate Eurasia

Paphiopedilum cultivar
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Piper lolot
Lolot pepper
Piperaceae (Pepper family)
SE Asia

Rhus ovata
Anacardiaceae (Sumac family)
Southwest U.S. and Baja
Laurus nobilis
Bay laurel
Lauraceae (Laurel family)

Acacia longifolia
Sydney golden wattle
Fabaceae (Pea family)
SE and West Australia, Tasmania
Acacia floribunda
Gossamer wattle
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Eastern Australia

Senna didymobotrya
Popcorn senna, Peanut butter cassia
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Tropical Africa to SE Asia
Tulbaghia simmleri
Pink agapanthus, Sweet garlic
Alliaceae (Onion family)
South Africa

Iris 'Cascade Pass'
Iridaceae (Iris family)
Cerinthe major
Boraginaceae (Borage family)
Southern Europe

Thymus sp.
(Mint family)
Exochorda racemosa
Pearl bush
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Northern China

Prunus glandulosa
Flowering almond
Rosaceae (Rose family)
China and Japan
The rose family or Rosaceae is a large and very popular family of flowering plants containing over a hundred genera and between 3,000 and 4,000 species, primarily but not exclusively inhabiting northern temperate regions. The structure and makeup of the family is still under study. This is a very diverse family and it's difficult to describe features that apply to all members. In size they vary from herbs to shrubs to trees, leaves are usually alternate, simple to pinnate or palmate, the flowers are almost always perfect (having both stamens and carpels), regular (radially symmetric), and contain many stamens, usually more than twice the number of petals. The fruits are of various types. This is an important economic family, including such fruit crops as blackberries and raspberries, strawberries, apples, pears, almonds, apricots, cherries, peaches and plums.

Cydonia sinensis
Chinese quince
Rosaceae (Rose family)

Vanilla planifolia
Vanilla orchid
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Central and South America
Stangeria eriopus
Natal grass cycad
Stangeriaceae (Stangeria family)
South Africa

Pittosporum undulatum
Sweet pittosporum, Victorian box, Mock orange
Pittosporaceae (Pittosporum family)
Eastern Australia

Doryanthes palmeri
Spear lily
Agavaceae (Agave family)
SE Australia

Veltheimia bracteata
Forest lily, Torch lily
Hyacinthaceae (Hyacinth family)
Southern Africa
Anigozanthos sp.
Kangaroo paws
Haemodoraceae (Bloodroot family)
Southwestern Australia


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