The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

December 2007

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Species:  Arbutus unedo

Common name:  Strawberry Tree

Family:  Ericaceae

Region of Origin:  Mediterranean

Location in Garden:  Entrance

Notes:   Fruit and flowers

 

Species:  Thunbergia gregorii

Common name:  Orange Clock Vine

Family:  Acanthaceae

Location in Garden:  Entrance

Notes:   Orange flowers

Species:  Phoenix canariensis

Common name:  Canary Island Date Palm

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  Canary Islands

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden


Species:  Phoenix theophrasti

Common name:  Cretan Date Palm

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  Crete, Greece, Turkey

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

 

Species:  Justicia brandegeana 'Chartreuse'

Common name:  Shrimp Plant

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes:  Yellow bracts

 

Species:  Justicia brandegeana 'Jambalaya'

Common name:  Shrimp Plant

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes:   Coppery bronze bracts

Species:  Bismarckia nobilis

Common name:  Bismarck Palm

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  Madagascar

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden


Species:  Trithrinax acanthocoma

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  Southern Brazil

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Species:  Trachycarpus martianus

Common name:  Windmill Palm

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  Himalayas

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden


Species:  Caryota gigas

Common name:  Giant Mountain Fishtail Palm

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  Northern Thailand

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Species:  Melocactus

Common name:  Melon Thistle

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory


Species:  Furcraea (varieg.)

Family:  Agavaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Species:  Mammillaria aff. haageana

Family:  Cactaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes:   Yellow flowers



Species:  Lithops naureeniae

Family:  Aizoaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes:   Yellow flowers

 

Species:  Monadenium coccineum

Family:  Euphorbiaceae

Region of Origin:  Tanzania

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes:   Red flowers

 

Species:  Euphorbia tirucalli

Common name:  Sticks on Fire

Family:  Euphorbiaceae

Region of Origin:  Tropical and South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, north of Desert Conservatory

 

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