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


September 2007
Page Three




 
Laeliocattleya hybrid
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort.
 
Jasminum officinale
Poet's jessamine, Common jasmine
Oleaceae (Olive family)
Middle East to China

Arbutus unedo
Strawberry tree, Arbutus, Cane apples
Ericaceae (Heath family)
Ireland, Southern Europe and Western Mediterranean

 
The Zingiberaceae or ginger family con- tains about 1300 species in 50 genera and is distributed throughout tropical Asia, Africa and the Americas. Its mem- bers are strictly fragrant perennial herbs with horizontal rhizomes, often showy flowers and simple distichous leaves with basal sheaths. The flowers are typically strongly zygomorphic in determinate cymes and subtended by spirally arrang- ed bracts. The family takes its epithet from genus Zingiber, the name of which derives from the Greek zingiberis which is what Dioscorides called ginger or some other Arabian spice, and that name is derived in turn from the Sanskrit name of the spice, singabera. It was used in India and China in ancient times. Many species are rich in aromatic, volatile oils and used widely as spices, condiments, dyes and medicines. Some of the spices are ginger, turmeric, cardamom, and numerous others.
Hedychium aurantiacum
Bottlebrush ginger
Zingiberaceae (Ginger family)
Southeast Asia


 
Lilium longiflorum
Easter lily
Liliaceae (Lily family)
Japan and Ryukyu Islands
 
Eucalyptus rhodantha
Rose mallee
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Western Australia

 
Plectranthus ecklonii
Cape lilac
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
South Africa
 
Syagrus romanzaoffiana
Queen palm
Arecaceae (Palm family)
Argentina and southern Brazil

 
Inga feuillei
Pacay, ice cream bean
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Tropical America
 
Heimia myrtifolia
Sinicuichi
Lythraceae (Loosestrife family)
Brazil to Uruguay

Serjania sp.
No common name recorded
Sapindaceae (Soapberry family)
Mexico to South America

 
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Morning Glory'
Hibiscus
Malvaceae (Mallow family)
Hort.
 
Juglans nigra
Black walnut
Juglandaceae (Walnut family)
Eastern North America

 
Washington robusta
Mexican fan palm
Arecaceae (Palm family)
Mexico
 
Campsis X tagliabuana 'Mme. Galen'
(C. radicans X C. grandiflora)
Tumpet creeper
Bignoniaceae (Trumpet-vine family)
Hort.

 
Phalaenopsis hybrid
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort.
 
Brassolaeliocattleya hybrid
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort.

 
Eucalyptus microtheca
Flooded box
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Eastern Australia
 
Satureja montana
Creeping winter savory
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Southern Europe

 
Wedelia trilobata
Creeping daisy
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Northern S. America and West Indies
 
Alnus arguta
(A. acuminata ssp. arguta)
No common name recorded
Betulaceae (Birch family)
Mexico



Archives

October 2006 Page One
November 2006 Page One
November 2006 Page Two
December 2006Page One
December 2006 Page Two
December 2006 Page Three
December 2006 Page Four
January 2007 Page One
January 2007 Page Two
January 2007 Page Three
February 2007 Page One
February 2007 Page Two
February 2007 Page Three
February 2007 Page Four
March 2007 Page One
March 2007 Page Two
March 2007 Page Three
March 2007 Page Four
March 2007 Page Five
March 2007 Page Six
March 2007 Page Seven
March 2007 Page Eight
March 2007 Page Nine
April 2007 Page One
April 2007 Page Two

April 2007 Page Three

April 2007 Page Four
April 2007 Page Five
April 2007 Page Six
April 2007 Page Seven
April 2007 Page Eight
April 2007 Page Nine
April 2007 Page Ten
May 2007 Page One
May 2007 Page Two
May 2007 Page Three
May 2007 Page Four
May 2007 Page Five
May 2007 Page Six
May 2007 Page Seven
May 2007 Page Eight
May 2007 Page Nine
May 2007 Page Ten
May 2007 Page Eleven
June 2007 Page One
June 2007 Page Two
June 2007 Page Three
June 2007 Page Four
June 2007 Page Five
June 2007 Page Six
June 2007 Page Seven
June 2007 Page Eight
July 2007 Page One
July 2007 Page Two
July 2007 Page Three
July 2007 Page Four
July 2007 Page Five
August 2007 Page One
August 2007 Page Two
August 2007 Page Three
September 2007 Page One
September 2007 Page Two
September 2007 Page Three
October 2007 Page One
October 2007 Page Two
October 2007 Page Three
November 2007 Page One
November 2007 Page Two
November 2007 Page Three
December 2007 Page One
December 2007 Page Two
December 2007 Page Three
January 2008 Page One
February 2008 Page One
March 2008 Page One
April 2008 Page One


Plant List
Unidentifieds
Family Descriptions
References
Links
Los Angeles County Arboretum Home Page


© M.L. Charters, Sierra Madre, CA.  2006-2007
Home Page