The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

April 2007

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Species:  Brunfelsia australis

Common name:  Yesterday-Today-and-Tomorrow

Family:  Solanaceae

Region of Origin:  Argentina

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Purple, lavender, white flowers

 

Species:  Hippeastrum papilio

Family:  Amaryllidaceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Greenish white flowers heavily patterned in dark red

 

Species:  Tabebuia impetignosa

Common name:  Ipe

Family:  Bignoniaceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Pink flowers

 

Species:  Wigandia urens

Family:  Hydrophyllaceae

Region of Origin:  Peru

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Blue/purple flowers; Stinging hairs on the back of the leaves

 

Species:  Justicia californica 'Tecate Gold'

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin: California Native

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Light yellow flowers

    

Species:  Acokanthera oppositifolia

Common name:  Bushman's Poison

Family:  Apocynaceae

Region of Origin:  Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: White fragrant flowers, black fruit; Fruit is used to make poison for arrows

Species:  Strelitzia reginae var. juncea

Family:  Strelitziaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

 

Species:  Justicia leonardii

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Orange flowers

 

Species:  Abutilon hybrid

Common name:  Flowering Maple

Family:  Malvaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: White, bell-like flowers

 

Species:  Chiranthodendron penhtadactylon

Common name:  Handflower Tree

Family:  Bombacaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Red flowers; Flowers are formed at the top of the tree. You have to look on the ground to see if any have dropped.

Species:  Scadoxus puniceus 'Magnificus'

Common name:  Royal Paint Brush

Family:  Amaryllidaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Leaves shield seed that dropped on the ground

Species:  Bulbinella floribunda

Family:  Liliaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Yellow flowers

 

Species:  Alberta magna

Common name:  Natal Flame Bush

Family:  Rubiaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Red

 

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