The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

December 2007

 

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:  Peltophorum

Family:  Fabaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, B-CIII

Notes:  Yellow flowers

Species:  Persea americana

Common name:  Avocado

Family:  Lauraceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, BIII

 

Species:  Chorisia insignis

Common name:  Floss Silk Tree

Family:  Bombacaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, C-III

Notes:  Flowers white with yellow centers   

 

Species:  Koelreuteria henryi

Common name:  Chinese Rain Tree

Family:  Sapindaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, EIII

Notes:  Salmon-pink papery seedpods  

 

Species:  Melia azerdach

Common name:  Chinaberry, Bead Tree

Family:  Meliaceae

Region of Origin:  N. India, China

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, GIII

Notes:  Yellow fruit   

 

Species:  Cortaderia selloana

Common name:  Pampas Grass

Family:  Poaceae

Region of Origin:  Argentina

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park

 

Species:  Geijera parviflora

Common name:  Australian Willow, Wilga

Family:  Rutaceae

Region of Origin:  Australia

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, FII

Notes:  Loose clusters of white flowers   

 

Species:  Tipuana tipu

Common name:  Tipu Tree

Family:  Fabaceae

Region of Origin:  South America

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, A-BII

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, Orlando  

 

Species:  Callistemon viminalis 'Little John'

Family:  Myrtaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, by Munger Center

Notes:  Dwarf form with red stamen flowers   

Species:  Lagerstroemia indica

Common name:  Crape Myrtle

Family:  Lythraceae

Location in Garden:  Entrance

Notes:  Foliage color

Species:  Erythrina x sykesii

Common name:  Coral Tree

Family:  Fabaceae

Location in Garden:  Entrance

Notes:  Red flowers

 

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