The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

April 2007

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Species:  Trichocereus hybrid

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Colorful flowers

Species:  Echinopsis 'Flying Saucer'

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Large flower

Species:  Aloe camperii 'Cornuta'

Family:  Aloeaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Bed 60

Species:  Puya chilensis

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Region of Origin:  Chile

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Yellow-green flowers

 

Species:  Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Common name:  Dawn Redwood

Family:  Cupressaceae

Region of Origin:  China

Location in Garden:  Lily Ponds

Notes: New bright green foliage; Deciduous

 

Species:  Melianthus major

Common name:  Honey Flower

Family:  Melianthaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Lily Ponds

Notes: Very abundant nectar

 

Species:  Quesnelia arvensis

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Red flower bracts, little blue flowers

 

Species:  Cordyline stricta

Family:  Agavaceae

Region of Origin:  Queensland, New South Wales

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden, under the Ombu tree

Notes: Lavender flowers

 

Species:  Alternanthera 'Bettzickiana'

Common name:  Jacob's Coat, Calico Plant

Family:  Amaranthaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden, Shakespeare Garden

 

Species:  Musella lasiocarpa

Family:  Musaceae

Region of Origin:  China

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Species:  Clivia 'Super Nova'

Family:  Amaryllidaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Yellow flowers

Species:  Encephalartos villosus

Common name:  Cycad

Family:  Zamiaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Female seed cone

 

Species:  Macadamia integrifolia

Common name:  Macadamia Nut Tree

Family:  Proteaceae

Region of Origin:  Australia

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Small nuts forming

 

Species:  Eupatorium sordidum

Common name:  Boneset

Family:  Asteraceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Blue flowers; Dried flowers and leaves were used in treatment of a bone aching flu

 

Species:  Solanum rantonnetii

Common name:  Paraguay Nightshade

Family:  Solanaceae

Region of Origin:  Paraguay, Argentina

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Vivid blue flowers

 

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