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 Four




 
Oenothera missouriensis
Missouri primrose, Ozark sundrops
Onagraceae (Evening primrose family)
Texas, Missouri, Nebraska
 
Hemerocallis cultivar
Day lily
Hemerocallidaceae (Hemerocallis family)
Hort. (Orig. East Asia)

 
Vebena rigida
Stiff verbena
Verbenaceae (Vervain family)
Southern Brazil and Argentina
 
Currently unidentified

 
Aeonium sp.
Crassulaceae (Stonecrop family)
 
Ballota pseudodictamnus
False horehound
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Mediterranean

 
The Proteaceae or protea family is a fairly large and variable family mainly restricted to the southern hemisphere. Most family family members seem to prefer acidic,  well-drained  and nutrient-
depleted soils. The family contains about 80 genera and perhaps as many as 2000 species, and is in the order Proteales with the superficially dissimilar family Platanaceae. These are mostly evergreen trees and shrubs and the typical inflorescense is showy and composed of many small densely-packed flowers. South Africa and Australia are the to main centers of diversity, with Protea, Banksia, Grevillea, Hakea, Leucaden- dron, Leucospermum and Macadamia being the major genera. Many family members have specialized roots growing at ground level which maximizes water and nutrient absorption. Except for the macadamia nut, the Proteaceae family does not produce much of commercial significance.
Macadamia integrifolia
Smooth-shelled macadamia
Proteaceae (Protea family)
Southeastern Australia


 
Eucalyptus incrassata
Ridge-fruited mallee, Yellow mallee
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Australia
 
Callistemon salignus
Pink tips bottlebrush
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Australia

 
Casuarina obesa
Swamp oak
Casuarinaceae (She-oak family)
Eastern Australia

Jacaranda mimosifolia
Jacaranda, Brazilian rosewood
Bignoniaceae (Trumpet-vine family)
Bolivia, NW Argentina

 
Glycyrrhiza echinata
Licorice
Fabaceae (pea family)
Mediterranean to Central Asia
 
Salvia sclarea 'Turkestanica'
Clary sage, Biennial clary
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Hort. (Orig. Europe, Central Asia)

 
Filipendula ulmaria
Meadowsweet, Queen-of-the-meadows
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Europe and Western Asia
 
Dudleya hassei
Hasse's dudleya
Crassulaceae (Stonecrop family)
Southern California, Northern Baja

 
Cymbidium cultivar
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort.
 
Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Black Barlow'
Clematis-flowered columbine
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)
Hort.

 
Brunfelsia pilosa
Downy brunfelsia, Manaca root
Solanaceae (Nightshade family)
Southern Brazil, Northern Argentina
 
Cymbopogon citratus
Lemon grass
Poaceae (Grass family)
South India and Sri Lanka

 
Aloysia virgata
Sweet almond bush
Verbenaceae (Vervain family)
Peru, Argentina
 
Arbutus 'Marina'
Hybdrid madrone
Ericaceae (Heath family)
Hort.

 
Billbergia nutans
Friendship plant, Queen's tears
Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad family)
Southern Brazil to Uruguay
 
Euphorbia milii
Crown of thorns
Euphorbiaceae (Euphorbia family)
Madagascar

 
Abelia X grandiflora
(A. chinensis X A. uniflora)
Glossy abelia
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)
Hort.
 
Melaleuca pulchella
Claw flower
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Southwestern Australia



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