The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

December 2006

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Species:  Cassia wislenzii

Family:  Fabaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Fragrant yellow flowers

Species:  Dasylirion longissimum

Common name:  Sotol

Family:  Agavaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Species:  Cephalophyllum 'Red Spike'

Family:  Aizoaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Species:  Aechmea gamosepala

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Species:  Begonia 'Ramirez'

Family:  Begoniaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Species:  Aechmea fasciata

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Pink bracts

Species:  Blechnum occidentale

Common name:  Hammock Fern

Family:  Blechnaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden, North Vista West

Notes: Pinkish tint to foliage

Species:  Aechmea distichantha

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Species:  Musa

Common name:  Banana

Family:  Musaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Green fruit

 

Species:  Brunfelsia grandiflora

Common name:  Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Family:  Solanaceae

Region of Origin:  South America

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Purple to lavender to white flowers; fragrant

 

Species:  Tagetes nelsonii

Common name:  Bush Marigold

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Bright yellow flowers; fragrant foliage

 

Species:  Megaskepasma erythrochlamys

Common name:  Brazilian Red Cloak, Red Justicia

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  Venezuela

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope, by Erythrina

 

Species:  Hibiscus insularis

Family:  Malvaceae

Region of Origin:  Norfolk Islands

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

 

Species:  Montanoa

Common name:  Daisy Tree

Family:  Asteraceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Fragrant flowers

 

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