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 Eleven




 
Pittosporum eugenioides
Tarata
Pittosporaceae (Pittosporum family)
New Zealand

 
Catalpa speciosa
Shawnee wood
Bignoniaceae (Trumpet-vine family)
Southern central U.S.
 
cf. Adenophora liliifolia
Ladybells, False campanula
Campanulaceae (Bellflower family)
Central Europe to Siberia

 
Juglans californica var. hindsii
Northern California black walnut
Juglandaceae (Walnut family)
Northern California
 
Anomatheca laxa
False freesia
Iridaceae (Iris family)
Africa

 
Cercidium X 'Desert Museum'
(C. microphyllum, C. floridum X
Parkinsonia aculeata)
Thornless palo verde [Natural hybrid]
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Southwest U.S.
 
Lindera angustifolia
Narrowleaf spicebush
Lauraceae
(Laurel family)
East Asia

 
Quercus ilex
Holly oak, Holm oak
Fagaceae (Oak family)
Mediterranean and Africa
 
Brachychiton bidwillii
Little kurrajong
Sterculiaceae (Cacao family)
NE Australia

 
Salvia X superba 'May Night'
(S. sylvestris X S. villicaulis)
May night salvia
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Hort.
 
Cladrastis lutea
Yellow-wood tree
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Southeastern U.S.

 
Hydrangea macrophylla
Bigleaf hydrangea, Garden hydrangea
Hydrangeaceae (Hydrangea family)
Japan
 
Brugmansia versicolor 'Peach'
Angel's trumpet
Solanaceae (Nightshade family)
Ecuador

 
Mespilus germanica
Medlar
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Europe and Asia Minor
 
Salvia chamaedryoides
Germander sage
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Mexico

 
Dendrochilum latifolium
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Philippines
 
Lychnis coronaria
Dusty miller, Rose campion
Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)
Southeastern Europe

 
Encephalartos gratus
Mulanje cycad
Zamiaceae (Zamia family)
South Africa
 
Teucrium scorodonia 'Crispum'
Crispy wood sage
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Southern and Western Europe

 
The Polygonaceae or buckwheat family takes its name from Greek poly, "many," and gonu, "knee," referring to the many swollen node joints that some species have. The family includes about 45 genera and some 1100 species. Just three genera, Eriogonum, Polygonum and Rumex, together account for 650 species. The majority of members are perennial herbs. The leaves are simple, almost always alternate, and usually stipulate, and the flowers are small and radially symmetrical with two undifferentiated whorls of 3-6 distinct or basally connate tepals. The fruits are usually 3-angled achenes. The crop species of buckwheat is the Eurasian genus Fagopyrum, while in North America the genus Eriogonum is referred to as wild buckwheat. Despite the name and  the grain-like use of buck-
wheat, it is not a grass and is not related to the grasses. Many species are weedy invasives.
Polygonum lapathifolium
Pale smartweed, Curlytop knotweed, Willow smartweed
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat family)
Eurasia


 
Carpobrotus edulis
Hottentot fig
Aizoaceae (Iceplant family)
South Africa
 
Callistemon phoeniceus
Lesser bottlebrush
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Southwestern Australia

 
Alstroemeria sp.
Lily of the Incas
Alstroemeriaceae (Alstroemeria family)
South America
 




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