What's Blooming at the Los Angeles County
Arboretum


November 2006
Page One




 
Ceiba (Chorisia) speciosa
Pink silk-floss tree
Bombaceae (Bombax family)
Brazil, Argentina
 
Strelitzia reginae
Bird of paradise
Strelitziaceae (Crane flower family)
South Africa

 
Encephalartos ferox
Zululand cycad
Zamiaceae (Zamia family)
South Africa
 
Eucalyptus torquata
Coral gum
Myrtaceae
(Myrtle family)
Australia

 
Alstroemeria hybrid
Alstroemeria
Alstroemeriaceae (Alstroemeria family)
Hort.
 
Ceiba (Chorisia) insignis
White silk-floss tree
Bombaceae (Bombax family)
Peru, Argentina

 
Hemerocallis 'Russian Rhapsody'
Hemerocallis
Hemerocallidaceae (Hemerocallis family)
Hort. (Orig. East Asia)
 
Eremophila glabra
Smooth emu bush
Myoporaceae (Myoporum family)
Australia

 
Callistemon polandii
Gold-tipped bottlebrush
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Australia
 
Senna splendida
Golden wonder
Fabaceae
(Pea family)
Brazil, Argentina

 
Passiflora 'Lavender Lady'
Passion flower
Passifloraceae (Passion flower family)
Hort.
 
Heliotropium arborescens 'Album'
Garden heliotrope
Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not family)
Peru

 
Tagetes nelsonii
Citrus-scented marigold
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Mexico
 
Indigofera suffruticosa
Indigo
Fabaceae (Pea family)
West Indies

 
Stenocarpus sinuatus
Firewheel tree
Proteaceae (Protea family)
Eastern Australia
 
Loropetalum chinense 'Monraz'
Chinese fringe-flower
Hamamelidaceae (Witch-hazel family)
Japan, Southern China

 
The Cannaceae is a monotypic family with only a single genus, Canna, which itself contains some 20 species distributed from southeastern North America through South America. Often called lilies, they are actually closely related to bananas and gingers, with wide leaves arising from rhizomes. Frequently grown in the form of ornamental hybrids, they are among the most extensively grown tropical bedding plants, and hundreds of named cultivars currently exist. The name comes from the Greek word kanna used for a type of reed. C. indica was the first species introduced into Europe and was imported from the West Indies, which accounts for the name 'indica.' The plants have been used as a very rich source of starch, its fibers have been used as a jute substitute and for making paper, a purple dye has been extracted from the seeds, and the plants have been fermented to make alcohol.
Canna sp. cf. 'Yellow King Humbert'
Canna lily
Cannaceae (Canna family)
Hort. (Orig. Tropical America)


 
Zantedeschia aethiopica
White arum lily
Araceae
(Arum family)
South Africa
 
Ajania pacifica (= Chrysanthemum
pacificum
)
Pacific chrysanthemum
Asteraceae
(Sunflower family)
Eastern Russian, Japan

 
Pentas lanceolata
Star clusters
Rubiaceae
(Madder family)
Tropical Africa, Arabia, Madagascar
 
Begonia cf. maculata
Begonia
Begoniaceae
(Begonia family)
Hort.

 
Justicia carnea
Brazilian plume flower
Acanthaceae
(Acanthus family)
Northern South America
 
Lycianthes rantonnetii
Blue potato bush
Solanaceae
(Nightshade family)
Argentina and Paraguay

 
Globularia X indubia
Globe daisy
Globulariaceae
(Globe-daisy family)
Natural hybrid from the Canary Islands
 
Salvia leucantha
Mexican bush sage
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Mexico

 
Bougainvillea sp.
Bougainvillea
Nyctaginaceae (Four o'clock family)
Brazil to Peru and Argentina

 
Barleria obtusa
Bush violet
Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
South Africa
 
Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb'
Whorled tick-seed
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Southeastern U.S.

October 2006


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