The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

February 2007

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Species:  Macrozamia communis

Common name:  Cycad

Family:  Zamiaceae

Region of Origin:  Eastern New South Wales

Location in Garden:  Australian Garden

Notes: Open cones display seed

 

Species:  Eremophila maculata

Common name:  Valentine Emu Bush

Family:  Myoporaceae

Location in Garden:  Australian Garden

Notes: Rose-red flowers

 

Species:  Eucalyptus 'Torwood'

Family:  Myrtaceae

Location in Garden:  Australian Garden

Notes: Yellow stamen flowers

 

Species:  Grevillea rogersii

Family:  Proteaceae

Region of Origin:  Kangaroo Island

Location in Garden:  Australian Garden

Notes: Coral-red flowers

 

Species:  Cassia nemophila var. nemophila

Family:  Fabaceae

Location in Garden:  Australian Garden

Notes: Yellow flowers with five petals

 

Species:  Acacia cardiophylla

Common name:  Wyalong Wattle

Family:  Fabaceae

Region of Origin:  Eastern Australia

Location in Garden:  Australian Garden

Notes: Fragrant yellow flowers with numerous petals

 

Species:  Callistemon polandii

Common name:  Bottlebrush

Family:  Myrtaceae

Region of Origin:  Queensland

Location in Garden:  Australian Garden

Notes: Red flowers

  

Species:  Correa pulchella

Common name:  Australian Fuschia

Family:  Rutaceae

Location in Garden:  Australian Garden

Notes: Red-orange flowers; New plants by new steps and walkway from lower road

 

Species:  Hamamelia mollis 'James Wells'

Common name:  Chinese Witch Hazel

Family:  Hamamelidaceae

Location in Garden:  Japanese Garden

Notes: Fragrant yellow flowers; Old leaves hang on until new leaves push them off

Species:  Hovenia dulcis

Common name:  Japanese Raisin Tree

Family:  Rhamnaceae

Location in Garden:  Japanese Garden

Notes: Edible pedicels taste like raisins, dates

Species:  Michelia doltsopa

Family:  Magnoliaceae

Region of Origin:  Himalayas

Location in Garden:  Japanese Garden

Notes: Very fragrant cream flowers

 

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