Wildflowers of
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Flora of
Wildflowers of
Flora of
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Aloes of the
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What's Blooming at the Los Angeles County

November 2007
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Salvia brandegeei
Brandegee's sage
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Northern Channel Islands and Mexico
Pyracantha rogersiana 'Aurantiaca'
Rosaceae (Rose family)

Sophrolaeliocattleya Jewel Box 'Spellbound'
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Glycosmis parviflora
Flower axistree, Chinese glycosmis
Rutaceae (Citrus family)
South China, Thailand, Indochina

Cordyline fruticosa
(syn. Cordyline terminalis)
Ti plant
Laxmanniaceae (Laxmannia family)
Tropical Asia

Ficus drupacea
Mysore fig
Moraceae (Mulberry family)
Tropical Asia
The Moraceae or mulberry family takes its name from genus Morus, an epithet derived from the Latin morum for a mulberry. It is a family with about 40 genera and 1000 species mainly concentrated in tropical and subtropical regions. The best known of its members is Ficus, the genus commonly referred to as figs or banyans. Breadfruit is another familiar member. Most are trees and shrubs, and nearly all have milky sap. The leaves are simple and mostly alternate. The flowers are minute and usually densely aggregated. In Ficus, the receptacle is spherical with a single opening at the distal end, and the interior of what appears to be a fruit contains hundreds of tiny unisexual flowers. Well-known species of Ficus include carica (the edible fig), benghalensis (Bengal fig), elastica (rubber tree), microcarpa (the Indian laurel), pumila (creeping fig) and several species known collectively as strangler figs.

Erythrina humeana
Dwarf coral tree, Kleinkoraalboom
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Eucalyptus corrugata
Rough-fruited mallee
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Western Australia

Casuarina cristata
Casuarinaceae (Casuarina family)
Acnistus arborescens
Solanaceae (Nightshade family)
Tropical America

Aloe labworana
No common name recorded
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
Kenya, Sudan, Uganda
Baeckea virgata
Tall baeckea
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)

Euphorbia trigona
African milk tree
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)
Tropical West Africa
X Belleara
(Odontoglossum X Cochlioda X Miltonia X Brassia)
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Malacothamnus fasciculatus
Bush mallow
Malvaceae (Mallow family)
California and Mexico


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