Wildflowers of
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Flora of
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October 2006

Bauhinia galpinii
Red bauhinia, Orchid tree
(Pea family)
South Africa
Oncidium ornithorhynchum
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Mexico to Columbia

Fatsia japonica
Japanese aralia
Araliaceae (Ginseng family)

Euphorbia grandicornis
Cow's horn euphorbia
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)
South Africa
Iochroma cyaneum
Violet tubeflower
(Nightshade family)
Central and South America

Cotyledon tomentosa
Bear's paw
Crassulaceae (Stonecrop family)
South Africa
Echinopsis cultivar
No common name recorded
Cactaceae (Cactus family)
South America

Osteospermum fruticosum
Trailing African daisy
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
South Africa
Stapelia grandiflora
Carrion plant, Starfish flower
Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)
South Africa

Senna wislizeni
Shrubby senna
Fabaceae (Pea family)
SW U.S. - Mexico

Carissa macrocarpa
Natal plum
Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)
South Africa
Spathodea campanulata
Yellow African tulip tree
Bignoniaceae (Trumpet-vine family)
Tropical Africa

Plumbago capensis (=auriculata)
Cape plumbago
Plumbaginaceae (Leadwort family)
South Africa

Hibiscus mutabilis
Cotton rose
Malvaceae (Mallow family)
Southern China, Japan

Kniphofia uvaria
Red hot poker
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
South Africa
Eucalyptus viridis
Green mallee box
(Myrtle family)

Crinum moorei
Natal lily
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis family)
South Africa
The Amaryllidaceae is a large family of perennial herbs usually growing from bulbs with simple, alternate leaves and containing about sixty genera and over 800 species. At one time or another, members of this family have been included in the Liliaceae and the Alliaceae (onion) families, and are closely related to Agapanthus. They are mainly distributed in tropical and subtropical parts of the world. Major regions of diversity for this family are South Africa and South America. The flowers are often large and showy and held at the end of a leafless stem called a scape, and they are frequently utilized in garden plantings. The family was originally described in 1805 by Jean Henri Jaume St. Hilaire and was named in honor of Amaryllis, a lovely shepherdess referred to by Theocritus, Virgil and Ovid in classical times and by the English pastoral poets of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Dombeya 'Seminole'
Sterculiaceae (Sterculia family)
Hort. (Orig. Africa)
Euryops pectinatus
Grey-leaved euryops
(Sunflower family)
South Africa

Polygonum capitatum
Pink knotweed
(Buckwheat family)
Himalayas and China
Centranthus ruber 'Albus'
Red valerian
Valerianaceae (Valerian family)
Europe, N. Africa & W. Asia

Correa pulchella
Australian fuchsia
Rutaceae (Citrus fruit family)
Southern Australia
Aloe vogtsii
No common name recorded
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
South Africa

Aloe X principis
(A. arborescens & A. ferox)
No common name recorded
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
Canna indica
Indian shot
Cannaceae (Canna family)
Caribbean, Tropical America

Plumeria obtusa
Frangipani, Singapore graveyard flower
Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)


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