The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

April 2007

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Species:  Kalanchoe mortagei

Family:  Crassulaceae

Region of Origin:  Madagascar

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Red flowers

Species:  Aloe wickensii lutea x A.trachyticola

Family:  Aloeaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Yellow flowers

Species:  Aloe plicatilis

Common name:  Fan Aloe

Family:  Aloeaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Leaves are arranged like fingers or pleats, rather than rosette-shaped like other aloes

Species:  Euphorbia aff.horrida

Family:  Euphorbiaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Species:  Tylecodon paniculatus

Common name:  Butter Tree

Family:  Crassulaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Nectaries are orange-yellow and resemble butter

 

Species:  Erythrina acanthocarpa

Common name:  Coral Tree

Family:  Fabaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Red/yellow flowers

Species:  Borzicactus samaipatanus

Family:  Cactaceae

Region of Origin:  Bolivia

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Red flowers

Species:  Agave vilmoriniana

Family:  Agavaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Tall flower spike; very popular with bees

 

Species:  Calliandra californica

Common name:  Baja Fairy Duster

Family:  Fabaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Red flowers

 

Species:  Hechtia

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

 

Species:  Acacia caven

Common name:  Huisache

Family:  Fabaceae

Region of Origin:  Chile

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Yellow fragrant flowers are used in making perfume

Species:  Trichocereus

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Heritage Section

Notes: White flowers

Species:  Sphaeralcea ambigua

Common name:  Desert Mallow

Family:  Malvaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Heritage Section

Notes: Red flowers

 

Species:  Echeveria pallida

Family:  Crassulaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Heritage Section

 

Species:  Acacia

Family:  Fabaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Heritage Section

Notes: Fragrant yellow flowers

Species:  Hymenoxys acaulis

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Heritage Section

Notes: Yellow flowers

Species:  Verbena

Family:  Verbenaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Heritage Section

Notes: Purple flowers

 

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