The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

February 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:  Cortaderia selloana

Common name:  Pampas Grass

Family:  Poaceae

Region of Origin:  Argentina

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park GIII

Notes: Fluffy off-white plumes.

Species:  Peltophorum

Family:  Fabaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, B-C III

Notes: Yellow flowers

 

Species:  Cassia artemisioides

Common name:  Feathery Cassia

Family:  Fabaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park

Notes: Yellow flowers. Nice fragrance. Unlike the tropical Cassias, these desert kinds have sparse foliage, which is often reduced to silvery needle-like leaves covered with short, silky hairs . This helps to reflect the sunlight and reduce the wear and heat stress from the arid habitat.

 

Species:  Melia azederach

Common name:  Chinaberry, Bead Tree

Family:  Meliaceae

Region of Origin:  N. India, China

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, GIII

Notes: Yellow fruit is poisonous to pigs and people

 

Species:  Geijera parviflora

Common name:  Wilga

Family:  Rutaceae

Region of Origin:  Eastern Australia

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, E-FIII

Notes: Clusters of cream flowers

 

Species:  Pyrus kawakami

Common name:  Evergreen Pear

Family:  Rosaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, A-BII

Notes: White flowers

 

Species:  Magnolia

Family:  Magnoliaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, Western Perimeter

Notes: White flowers and pink flowers

 

Species:  Pyrostegia venusta

Common name:  Flame Vine

Family:  Bignoniaceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil, Paraguay

Location in Garden:  Entrance

Notes: Orange flowers

Species:  Primula x polyantha

Common name:  English Primrose

Family:  Primulaceae

Location in Garden:  Entrance

Notes: White, yellow, pink and purple flowers


Snapdragons, pansies, ranunuculus, Iceland poppies

Location in Garden:  Entrance

 

Species:  Michelia x foggii 'Jack Fogg'

Family:  Magnoliaceae

Location in Garden:  Entrance

Notes: Small white fragrant flowers

 

Species:  Justicia rizzinii

Common name:  Candy Corn Plant

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes: Yellow/red flowers

 

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