The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

December 2007

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Species:  Blechnum occidentale

Common name:  Hammock Fern

Family:  Blechnaceae

Region of Origin:  Tropical America

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes:   New leaves are light pink

Species:  Aechmea distichantha

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Species:  Encephalartos ferox

Family:  Zamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes:   Orange cone

 

Species:  Brunfelsia grandiflora

Family:  Solanaceae

Region of Origin:  South America

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:   Purple to lavender to white flowers; fragrant

 

Species:  Gossypium barbadense

Common name:  Tree Cotton

Family:  Malvaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:   Cotton bolls

 

Species:  Tagetes nelsonii

Common name:  Bush Marigold

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:   Bright yellow flowers

 

Species:  Justicia aurea

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico, South America

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:   Yellow flowers

 

Species:  Megaskepasma erythrochlamys

Common name:  Brazilian Red Cloak, Red Justicia

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  Venezuela

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

 

Species:  Aphelandra schiediana

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:   Red flowers

 

Species:  Montanoa

Common name:  Daisy Tree

Family:  Asteraceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:   Fragrant flowers

 

Species:  Salvia gesneraeflora

Common name:  Mole Poblano

Family:  Lamiaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope, near Montanoa

Notes:   Red flowers

 

Species:  Tagetes lemmonii

Common name:  Bush Marigold, Copper Canyon Daisy

Family:  Asteraceae

Region of Origin:  SE Arizona to Southern Mexico and Central America

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:   Aromatic leaves; brilliant yellow flowers

 

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