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

October 2007
Page Two

Ceiba speciosa 'Arcadia'
Floss silk tree
Bombacaceae (Bombax family)
Quercus engelmannii
Engelmann oak
Fagaceae (Oak family)
Southern California to Baja

Encyclia capartiana
Capart's scented encyclia
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Cattleya labiata 'Perola Rubra'
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Colletia cruciata
Anchor plant
Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn family)
Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Uruguay
Encephalartos altensteinii
Eastern Cape giant cycad, Bread tree
Zamiaceae (Zamia family)
South Africa

Dalea lutea 'Sierra Moonrise'
Yellow bush dalea
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Hort. (Orig. SW U.S. and Mexico)
Brassocattleya 'Green Dragon'
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Livistona australis
Australian cabbage palm
Arecaceae (Palm family)
Eastern Australia

Eucalyptus intertexta
Gum-barked collabah
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Salvia guaranitica 'Costa Rica Blue'
Blue anise sage, Anise-scented sage
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Hort. (Orig. Costa Rica)

Brassolaeliocattleya 'Sanyung Ruby'
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Asplenium nidus
Bird's nest fern
Aspleniaceae (Spleenwort family)
Tropical Asia and Polynesia

Brassia arcuigera
Arching brassia
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Nicaragua to Peru and Venezuela

Paphiopedilum 'Cavalcade Beauty'
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

cf. Miscanthus sinensis var. condensatus 'Cabaret'
Maiden grass, Chinese silver grass
Poaceae (Grass family)
China, Korea and Japan

Oxalis hirta
Trailing oxalis
Oxalidaceae (Oxalis family)
South Africa
The Oxalidaceae or wood-sorrel family contains only 5 genera but about 800- 900 species. It is in the order Oxalidales and is the largest family in that order. Made up of herbaceous plants, shrubs and small trees, most of the species in the family are in the genus Oxalis, which derives its name from the Greek oxys, "sour, sharp," referring to the taste of the leaves. Oxalis corniculata, the creeping wood-sorrel, is a common and widespread lawn weed, as is another, Oxalis pes-caprae, the so-called Bermuda buttercup, which is also fairly common but has no connection to Bermuda except as perhaps an introduced plant, and is in fact native to South Africa. The family also includes the genus Averrhoa or starfruit. The leaves are typically pinnately or palmately compound, often folding up in cold weather or at night, and the flowers are usually bright and showy, radially symmetrical, with 5 petals usually twisted together in bud. The leaves of Oxalis are sometimes used in salads.

Phoenix loureiroi
Loureiro's date palm
Arecaceae (Palm family)
Southern Asia

Ficus sur
Cape fig
Moraceae (Mulberry family)
Tropical South Africa, Yemen, and the Cape Verde Ids.

cf. Salvia 'Indigo Spires' (?)
(S. farinacea X. S. longispicata)
Indigo spires salvia
Lamiaceae (Mint family)

Diospyros kaki
Japanese persimmon, Oriental persimmon
Ebenaceae (Ebony family)

Corethrogyne filaginifolia 'Silver Carpet'
Silver carpet California aster
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)

Pachira aquatica
Water chestnut
Bombacaceae (Bombax family)
Mexico and northern South America

Eriogonum giganteum
St. Catherine's lace
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat family)
Southern California

Viguiera laciniata
San Diego sunflower
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Southern California, northern Mexico


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