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


May 2007
Page Three




 
Brachychiton acerifolius
Flame bottle tree
Sterculiaceae (Cacao family)
Eastern Australia

 
Calliandra eriophylla
Fairy duster
Fabaceae
(Pea family)
Southwest U.S., N. Mexico
 
Ligustrum ibota
Ibota privet
Oleaceae (Olive family)
Himalayas, China and Japan

 
The Oleaceae or olive family is a family containing 24 genera and 600 species of woody plants including shrubs, trees and lianas. The family is particularly well rep-
resented in temperate and tropical Asia, and other members inhabit southern Europe, North and South America, Aus-
tralia and Africa. It is an economically important family with one of its major members being the common olive, Olea europea, from coastal areas of the east-
ern Mediterranean region. The olive is one of the most referred to plants in all of recorded literature producing  much consumed fruit and olive oil, but in South Australia it has become a major invasive weed. Leaves of this family are usually opposite and simple, but sometimes are pinnate-compound. The typical pattern is for the flowers to have 4 united sepals and 4 united petals. Other familiar family members are forsythia and the ashes, jasmines and ligustrums.
Ligustrum henryi
Li ye nu zhen
Oleaceae (Olive family)
Central China


 
Houttuynia cordata
Houttuynia, Chameleon plant
Saururaceae (Lizard's-tail family)
Japan, southern China and SE Asia
 
Gymnocalycium friedrichii
No common name recorded
Cactaceae (Cactus family)
Paraguay

 
Cotoneaster pannosus
Silverleaf cotoneaster
Rosaceae (Rose family)
China
 
Ligustrum lucidum
Glossy privet
Oleaceae (Olive family)
China, Korea, Japan

 
Aloe deltoideodonta
No common name recorded
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
Central Madagascar
 
Melaleuca linariifolia
Flax-leaf paperbark
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Eastern Australia

 
Artemisia californica
California sagebrush
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
California, Northern Baja

 
Vitex agnus-castus 'Albus'
Chaste tree
Verbenaceae (Vervain family)
Southern Europe to Western Asia
 
Opuntia ficus-indica 'Burbank Spineless'
Spineless prickly pear
Cactaceae (Cactus family)
Hort.

 
Agave striata
Narrow-leaf agave, Espadín, Sotolito
Agavaceae (Agave family)
Northern and eastern Mexico

 
Montanoa grandiflora
Daisy tree
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Tropical America

 
Kopsia arborea
(syn. Kopsia officinalis)
Kopsia
Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)
China

 
Cordyline cf. stricta
Slender palm lily
Dracaenaceae (Dragon-tree family)
Eastern Australia

 
Hemerocallis 'Blackberry Candy'
Day lily
Hemerocallidaceae (Hemerocallis family)
Hort.
 
Miltoniopsis sp.
Pansy orchid
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Costa Rica

 
Ascocentrum miniatum
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
SE Asia, Phillipines
 
Cattleya schroederae
Baron Schroeder's cattleya
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Columbia

 
Epidendrum prismatocarpum
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Mexico and Central America
 
Pithecoctenium crucigerum
Monkey-comb
Bignoniaceae (Bignonia family)
Southern Mexico to Brazil



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