The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

January 2006

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Species:  Justicia rizzinii

Common name:  Candy-Corn Plant

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden, Palm Garden, North Vista East side

Notes: Flowers are scarlet with yellow tips

 

Species:  Polygonum capitata

Common name:  Pink Clover Blossom

Family:  Polygonaceae

Region of Origin: Himalayas

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden by waterfall, also Japanese Garden

Notes: Little pink flowers

 

Species:  Blechnum occidentale

Common name:  Hammock Fern

Family:  Blechnaceae

Region of Origin:  Tropical America, West Indies, Chile

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden, North Vista near the Reticulata plantings

Notes: New fronds are light pink

 

Species:  Chamaedorea pochutlensis

Common name:  Palm

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Green berries that hang down

 

Species:  Tagetes nelsonii

Common name:  Bush Marigold

Family:  Asteraceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Bright gold flowers, fragrant foliage

 

Species:  Calliandra haematocephala

Common name:  Pink Powder Puff Bush

Family:  Fabaceae

Region of Origin:  Bolivia

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Reddish pink stamen flowers

Species:  Asclepias linaria

Family:  Asclepiadaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: White flowers

Species:  Kniphofia 'Christmas Cheer'

Common name:  Red-Hot Poker

Family:  Liliaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

 

Species:  Erythrina x sykesii

Common name:  Coral Tree

Family:  Fabaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope next to the Wigandia

Notes: Red flowers

 

Species:  Megaskepasma erythrochlamys

Common name:  Brazilian Red Cloak, Red Justicia

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  Venezuela

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope, under the Wigandia

Notes: Red flowers

Species:  Clivia miniata

Family:  Amaryllidaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Open hybrid, meaning that they don't know where the pollen came from.

Species:  Zantesdeschia aethiopica 'Green Goddess'

Common name:  Calla Lily

Family:  Araceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Large spathe, white at the base, green toward tip. Not actually in the Lily family.

 

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