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 Seven




 
Tradescantia fluminensis
Green wandering Jew, Small leaf spiderwort, Speedy jenny
Commelinaceae (Spiderwort family)
Brazil and Argentina
 
Pisum sativum
Snow pea, Garden pea
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Southern Europe

 
Callistemon lanceolatus (= C. citrinus)
Lemon bottlebrush
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Australia
 
Heuchera sp.
Coral bells
Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage family)
North America

 
Watsonia aletroides
Bugle flower
Iridaceae (Iris family)
South Africa
 
Catha edulis
Khat, Arabian tea
Celastraceae (Spindle-tree family)
Tropical East Africa

 
Callistemon shiressii
White bottle brush
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Australia
 
Melianthus sp.
No common name recorded
Melianthaceae
(Honey-flower family)
South Africa

 
Ribes speciosum
Fuchsia-flowered gooseberry
Grossulariaceae (Gooseberry family)
California
 
Eremophila bignoniifolia
Eurah
Myoporaceae (Myoporum family)
Western Australia

 
Eucalyptus kruseana
Kruse's mallee
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Western Australia
 
Kerria japonica
Japanese yellow rose
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Southwest China, Japan

 
Iris pseudacorus
Yellow flag
Iridaceae (Iris family)
Europe, Middle East & N. Africa
 
Afrocarpus falcata
Common yellow-wood
Podocarpaceae (Podocarp family)
South Africa, Angola

 
Robinia pseudoacacia
Black locust
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Eastern and central U.S.
 
Butia capitata
Jelly palm
Arecaceae (Palm family)
Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina

 
Chionanthus retusus
Chinese fringe tree
Oleaceae (Olive family)
Taiwan

Quercus agrifolia
Coast live oak
Fagaceae (Oak family)
California and Mexico

 
The Caryophyllaceae is a large family with about 80 genera and 2000 species. It is commonly called the carnation or pink family. This is a primarily temperate region family with a few members growing toward the tops of tropical mountains. The greatest diversity of this family is in the Mediterranean. Almost all are herbaceous with only a few being shrubby. Leaves are simple, entire and mostly alternate, the flowers are regular and almost all perfect, and the fruits are capsules or achenes. Typically the petals are notched, toothed, fringed or lobed in some fashion. This is a family of mostly ornamentals, wildflowers and weedy species, with Dianthus (the carnation) being probably the most important econ-
omically. Other familiar members are baby's breath, catchflies and campions, bouncing bet, chickweeds and sand spurreys.
Cerastium tomentosum
Snow-in-Summer
Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)
Europe and western Asia


 
Rumex acetosa
Garden sorrel, Sour dock
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat family)
Northern hemisphere
 
Salvia apiana
White sage
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Southwestern U.S.

 
Nepata X faassenii 'Alba'
(N. racemosa & N. nepetella)
Catmint, Catnip
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Hort.
 
Narcissus cultivar
Daffodil
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis family)
Hort.

 
Geranium sanguineum
Bloody cranesbill
Geraniaceae (Geranium family)
Eurasia
 
Leptospermum scoparium 'Martinii'
New Zealand tea
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Hort. (Orig. New Zealand)

 
Calystegia sp.
Morning glory
Convolvulaceae (Morning glory family)
Widespread
 
Euphorbia xanti
Baja spurge
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)
Baja California



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