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 Ten




 
Bunchosia armeniaca
Ciruela verde, Monk's plum
Malpighiaceae (Malpighia family)
Columbia to Peru

 
Hibiscus syriacus 'Collie Mullens'
Rose-of-Sharon
Malvaceae (Mallow family)
Hort.
 
Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart'
Rose-of-Sharon
Malvaceae (Mallow family)
Hort.

 
The Apocynaceae or dogbane family is commonly so-called because of its toxic nature. The name Apocynum originally applied to a plant that was supposedly poisonous to dogs. The family at present includes about 425 genera. The number of species varies greatly from 1500 to 6000 depending on the source. They are spread widely across tropical and subtropical areas, and a few genera even extend into temperate zones. Some of the more familiar members are oleander (Nerium), frangipani (Plumeria), peri- winkle (Vinca), Natal plum (Carissa), and now that this family has been placed in with the Apocynaceae, the milkweeds (Asclepias). Milky sap is a general characteristic of most members of the family. The leaves are usually simple and opposite sometimes whorled, and the flowers typically contain five at least par-
tially fused petals. The fruits are follicles, capsules, or berries.
Thevetia thevetioides
Giant thevetia, Be-still tree, Lady luck
Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)
Central and Southern Mexico


 
Hydrangea paniculata
Peegee hydrangea, Panicle hydrangea
Hydrangeaceae (Hydrangea family)
Japan, Eastern China
 
Rosa 'Sunset Celebration'
Warm wishes
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Hort.

 
Castanospermum australe
Moreton Bay chestnut
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Northeast Australia, New Caledonia

 
Agapanthus praecox 'Albidus'
White agapanthus
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis family)
Hort. (Orig. South Africa)
 
Canna 'Tropicana'
Garden canna
Liliaceae (Lily family)
Hort.

 
Foeniculum vulgare
Fennel
Apiaceae (Carrot family)
Europe, Mediterranean

 
Plantago major
Broadleaf plantain
Plantaginaceae (Plantain family)
Europe
 
Hirschfeldia incana
Mediterranean mustard
Brassicaceae (Mustard family)
Mediterranean

 
Kalanchoe beharensis 'Nudum'
Naked teddy bear
Crassulaceae (Stonecrop family)
Hort. (Orig. Madagascar)

 
Alluaudia procera
Madagascan ocotillo, African ocotillo
Didiereaceae (Didierea family)
Southwestern Madagascar

 
Heimia salicifolia
Sinicuiche, Shrubby yellowcrest
Lythraceae (Loosestrife family)
Southern U.S. to Argentina
 
Eryngium planum
Flat sea holly
Apiaceae (Carrot family)
Central and SE Europe to Central
Asia

 
Agapanthus africanus 'Alba'
Lily of the Nile, African lily
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis family)
South Africa
 
Samolus parviflorus
Water-pimpernel, Brookweed
Primulaceae (Primrose family)
North and South America

 
Agave celsii
No common name recorded
Agavaceae (Agave family)
Eastern Mexico

 
Fouquieria macdougalii
Mexican tree ocotillo, Candlewood tree
Fouquieriaceae (Candlewood family)
Mexico

 
Picris echioides
Bristly ox-tongue
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Europe
 
Breynia disticha
Snowbush
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)
Western Pacific islands



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