The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

January 2007

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Species:  Magnolia x soulangeana 'San Jose'

Family:  Magnoliaceae

Location in Garden:  Rose Garden, by the citrus slope

Notes: Sweet fragrance

 

Species:  Magnolia x soulangeana 'Verbanica'

Family:  Magnoliaceae

Location in Garden:  Rose Garden

Species:  Ocimum gratissimum

Common name:  African Blue Basil

Family:  Lamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden

Species:  Salvia elegans

Common name:  Pineapple Sage

Family:  Lamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Tea Herbs Bed


Species:  Latuca sativa 'Freckles'

Common name:  Lettuce

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden

Notes: Little red spots on the leaves

Species:  Lactuca 'Cimarron'

Common name:  Romaine Lettuce

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden

Species:  Anthriscus cerefolium

Common name:  Chervil

Family:  Apiaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Salad Bed

Species:  Poterium sanguisorba

Common name:  Burnet

Family:  Rosaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Salad Bed

Species:  Eruca vesicaria

Common name:  Rocket, Arugula

Family:  Brassicaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Wellhead

Species:  Brassica oleracea

Common name:  Ornamental Kale

Family:  Brassicaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Wellhead

Species:  Dipsacus fullonum

Common name:  Teasel

Family:  Dipsacaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Fiber and Dye Bed

Species:  Cynara cardunculus

Common name:  Cardoon

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden

Species:  Aloe vera

Family:  Aloeaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Medicinal Bed and Perfume & Cosmetics Bed


Species:  Stachys officinalis

Common name:  Betony

Family:  Lamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Medicinal Bed

Notes: Pink flowers. Provides a tea substitute and an infusion is mildly sedative and cleansing and is a nerve and circulation tonic for migraines, anxiety and indigestion in the herbal medicine world. Wood betony was an Anglo Saxon protective charm.

 

Species:  Asclepias tuberosa

Common name:  Butterfly Weed

Family:  Asclepiadaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Medicinal Bed

Notes: Flowers attract the butterflies and the foliage is eaten by the larvae.

Species:  Calendula officinalis

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Medicinal Bed

Species:  Linum perenne

Common name:  Flax

Family:  Linaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Medicinal Bed

 

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