The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

January 2007

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Species:  Puya

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Dark red flower stems. Greenish flower buds.

Species:  Moraea

Common name:  Wild Iris

Family:  Iridaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Lavender flowers

Species:  Acacia farnesiana

Common name:  Huisache

Family:  Fabaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Fragrant yellow flowers

Species:  Fouquieria columnaris

Common name:  Boojum Tree

Family:  Fouquieraceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Baja Bed

Species:  Senecio mandraliscae

Common name:  Blue Kleinia

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Leaves have a coating that keeps moisture in and protects the plant from sun.

 

Species:  Cassia wislenzii

Family: Fabaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Yellow flowers

 

Species:  Aloe pluridens (open hybrid)

Family:  Aloeaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Species:  Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Common name:  Dawn Redwoods

Family:  Taxodiaceae

Region of Origin:  Western China

Location in Garden:  Lily Ponds

Notes: Deciduous. Will get new foliage in the Spring which will be quite green, like the grass

Species:  Cyperus papyrus

Common name:  Papyrus, Egyptian Paper Reed

Family:  Cyperaceae

Location in Garden:  Lily Ponds

Species:  Aechmea 'Sky Blue Pink'

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Pink sepals, blue petals

Species:  Aechmea maculata

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Pink bracts

Species:  Billbergia

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Red bracts, little blue flowers

Species:  Aechmea fasciata

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Pink sepals. Frequently see these sold as house plants.

 

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

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