The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

December 2006

 

Each month, Garden Docent Judi Danner takes photographs of what's blooming all around the garden. Judi generously shares her photos and her extensive knowledge  at the Garden Docents and Volunteers monthly meeting and now shares them here with all of you. Thank you, Judi!

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Species:  Liquidambar styraciflua

Common name:  American Sweet Gum

Family:  Hamamelidaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park

Notes: Colorful foliage

 

Species:  Koelreuteria henryi

Common name:  Chinese Rain Tree

Family:  Sapindaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park - EIII

Notes: Salmon-pink papery seedpods

 

Species:  Pisticia chinensis

Common name:  Chinese Pistache

Family:  Anacardiaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park - E-FIII

Notes: Ornamental species with red fall foliage

 

Species:  Melia azedarach

Common name:  Chinaberry, Bead Tree

Family:  Meliaceae

Region of Origin:  N. India, China

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park - GIII

Notes: Yellow fruit that is poisonous to pigs and people

 

Species:  Crataegus phaenopyrum

Common name:  Washington Thorn

Family:  Rosaceae

Region of Origin:  SE U.S.

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park - Northeast Perimeter

Notes: Shiny red fruit

 

Species:  Cassia artemisioides

Common name:  Feathery Cassia

Family:  Fabaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park

Notes: Yellow flowers

 

Species:  Tipuana tipu

Common name:  Tipu Tree

Family:  Fabaceae

Region of Origin:  S. America

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park - AII

Notes: Yellow seed pods

 

Species:  Ginkgo biloba

Common name:  Maidenhair Tree

Family:  Ginkgoaceae

Region of Origin:  China

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park - CI

Notes: Bright yellow foliage. Trees on Allen, Lombardy, and Orlando

 

Species:  Camellia sasanqua 'Showa No Sakae'

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  Entrance near Munger Research Center

 

Species:  Arenga engleri

Common name:  Formosa Palm

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes: Large fruit clusters. The fruit is poisonous.

 

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