Wildflowers of
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What's Blooming at the Los Angeles County

November 2007
Page One

Harpullia arborea
Tulipwood tree
Sapindaceae (Soapberry family)
India, Malaysia, Solomon Islands

Miltonia roezlii
Pansy orchid
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Panama, Columbia

Zygopetalum mackayi 'Robusta' hybrid
No common name recorded|
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Brachychiton gregorii
Desert kurrajong
Sterculiaceae (Cacao family)
Western Australia
Erythrina vespertilio
Bat-wing coral tree

Nuxia congesta
Brittlewood, Common wild elder
Buddlejaceae (Buddleja family)
Tropical Africa
Currently unidentified

Eriobotrya japonica
Japanese loquat
(Rose family)
Central China and southern Japan

Rhus succedanea
Wax tree, Scarlet rhus
Anacardiaceae (Sumac family)
India, China and southern Japan

Baccharis salicifolia
Mule fat
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
SW U.S. and Mexico

Cirsium sp.
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Dendromecon rigida
California bush poppy
Papaveraceae (Poppy family)
California and Mexico

Bischofia polycarpa
Chinese bishopwood
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)
The Euphorbiaceae or spurge family is a large mostly herbaceous family including about 240 genera and some 6000 species. It is fairly widespread from tropical regions of India, Southeast Asia, Africa and America, and non-tropical areas such as the Middle East, the Mediterranean, South Africa and the southern U.S. It is also an amazingly diverse family with species ranging from tiny ground-hugging plants to giant cactus-like succulents. The largest genus is the one that gives the family its name, Euphorbia, with around 2000 species. This genus was named for Euphorbus, the Greek physician of Juba II, King of Mauretania. This genus is characterized by an inflorescence called a cyathium, which is a flower cluster containing unisexual, apetalous male and female flowers. The leaves are mostly alternate and simple, but occasionally are palmately compound. Many family members contain a milky sap.

Sapindus saponaria
Soapberry tree
Sapindaceae (Soapberry family)
Tropical America

Salvia semiatrata
No common name recorded
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Psidium guajava
Apple guava
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Tropical America

Lavendula dentata
Toothed lavender, French lavender
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Casuarina cunninghamiana
River oak
Casuarinaceae (Casuarina family)
Eastern and northern Australia

Cassia 'Butter and Cream'
Butter and cream senna
Fabaceae (Pea family)

Salvia greggii 'Alba'
White autumn sage
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Texas and Mexico
Opuntia littoralis
Coastal prickly pear
Cactaceae (Cactus family)
Southern California and Mexico

Plectranthus neochilus
(syn. Coleus cannis)
Blue coleus, Lobster flower, Spurflower
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Southern Africa


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