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



October 2006


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

 
Fatsia japonica
Japanese aralia
Araliaceae (Ginseng family)
Japan

 
Euphorbia grandicornis
Cow's horn euphorbia
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)
South Africa
 
Iochroma cyaneum
Violet tubeflower
Solanaceae
(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
Myrtaceae
(Myrtle family)
Australia

 
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.
Crinum moorei
Natal lily
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis family)
South Africa


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

 
Polygonum capitatum
Pink knotweed
Polygonaceae
(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)
Hort.
 
Canna indica
Indian shot
Cannaceae (Canna family)
Caribbean, Tropical America

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



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