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 Eight




 
Tillandsia usneoides
Spanish moss
Bromeliaceae
(Bromeliad family)
Southern U.S. to Southern Argentina
 
Prunella vulgaris
Self-heal, Heal-all
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Europe

 
Geum chiloense 'Mrs. Bradshaw'
Geum, Grecian rose
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Chile
 
Sutera cordata
Bacopa cordata
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
South Africa

 
The Lauraceae or laurel family is a group almost entirely composed of shrubs and trees with simple leaves usually punctate and strongly-scented. Rather than petals and sepals, laurel flowers have sepaloid tepals in 2 whorls of 3 each. The fruit is a berry or drupe. This family contains 30-50 genera and about 2000 species that are widespread and common in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. A few genera extend into temperate areas such as sassafras, spice- bush and bay- laurel in the U.S. They are particularly common in Brazil and southeast Asia. Cinnamon, bay leaves, avocados and camphor are a few of the products produced by laurel family members, as well as the flavoring sassafras which has been used widely in herbal teas. Perfumes have been made from the oils contained in laurel leaves, and many of the trees are considered as valuable timber woods.
Cinnamomum glanduliferum
Nepal camphor
Lauraceae (Laurel family)
China, Central Himalayas


 
Aloe excelsa
Noble aloe
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
Zimbabwe
 
Afrocarpus gracilior
African fern pine
Podocarpaceae (Podocarp family)
Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya

 
Cyperus sp.
Sedge
Cyperaceae (Sedge family)
Global
 
Erica australis
Southern heath, Spanish heath
Ericaceae (Heath family)
Spain, Portugal and Tangiers

 
Citrus aurantium 'Chinotto'
Chinotto orange
Rutaceae (Citrus family)
Southeast Asia

 
Prunus caroliniana
Carolina laurel-cherry
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Southern U.S.
 
Begonia sp.
Begoniaceae (Begonia family)
Tropics and Subtropics

 
Clivia miniata 'Aurea'
Yellow bush lily, Yellow kaffir lily
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis family)
Hort. (Orig. South Africa )
 
Leonotis menthifolia
Lion's ear, Lion's tail
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
South Africa

 
Gazania rigens 'Sungold'
Treasure flower, Trailing yellow gazania
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
South Africa
 
Cotoneaster microphyllus
Littleleaf cotoneaster
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Himalayas

 
Dyckia platypoda
No common name recorded
Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad family)
Brazil

 
Geranium himalayense
Blue geranium
Geraniaceae (Geranium family)
Himalayas
 
Jasminum polyanthum
Pink jasmine
Oleaceae (Olive family)
Southwestern China

 
Helleborus X hybridus
Lenten rose, Hybrid hellebore
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)
Europe and Western Asia
 
Fontanesia phillyreoides
Syrian-privet
Oleaceae (Olive family)
Asia minor

 
Cattleya amethystoglossa
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Brazil
 
Myoporum parvifolium
Prostrate myoporum
Myoporaceae
Australia

 
cf. Salvia nemorosa 'May Night'
May night sage
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Hort. (Europe to Central Asia)

 
Prunus persica 'Alboplena'
Peach
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Hort.
 
Acacia acinacea
Golddust wattle
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Eastern Australia



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