The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

April 2008

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Species:  Streptosolen jamesonii

Common name:  Marmalade Flower

Family:  Solanaceae

Region of Origin:  Colombia

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:  Yellow/orange flowers

 

Species:  Calliandra haematocephala

Common name:  Pink Powderpuff

Family:  Fabaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:  Pinkish-red stamen flowers

Species:  Calliandra haematocephala 'Alba'

Common name:  Pink Powderpuff, White Cultivar

Family:  Fabaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

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  

 

Species:  Solanum elaegnifolium

Common name:  Silver Leaf Nightshade

Family:  Solanaceae

Region of Origin:  Central and Southwest USA, South America

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope, north of Tabebuia

Notes:  Lavender flowers   

 

Species:  Erythrina lysistemon

Common name:  Common Coral Tree, Lucky Bean Tree

Family:  Fabaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope, by Gardener's Shed

Notes:  Red flowers   

 

Species:  Bauhinia Blakeana

Common name:  Hong Kong Orchid Tree

Family:  Fabaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Species:  Salvia microphylla var. neurepia

Family:  Lamiaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:  Red flowers   


Species:  Strelitzia reginae var. juncae

Common name:  Bird of Paradise

Family:  Strelitziaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:  Rounded stem, no leaf blade

 

Species:  Brugmansia 'Betty Marshall'

Common name:  Angel's Trumpet

Family:  Solanaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:  White   

 

Species:  Senecio

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:  Left photo was taken in March; Right photo was taken in April; Bright yellow flowers in March, fuzzy flowers in April

 

Species:  Justicia leonardii

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:  Orange flowers   

 

Species:  Chiranthodendron pentadactylon

Common name:  Mexican Hand Flower

Family:  Bombacaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico, Guatemala

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope, north of Justicia leon

 

Species:  Hymenolepsis parviflora

Family:  Asteraceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

 

Species:  Plectranthus barbatus

Family:  Lamiaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:   Lavender/blue flowers  

 

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