The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

January 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:  Pittosporum rhombifolium

Common name:  Queensland Pittosporum

Family:  Pittosporaceae

Location in Garden:  Allen entrance

Notes: Orange berries

 

Species:  Melia azederach

Common name:  Chinaberry, Bead Tree

Family:  Meliaceae

Region of Origin:  N. India, China

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, F-GIII

Notes: Yellow fruit is poisonous to pigs and people

Species:  Cercis chinensis 'Avondale'

Common name:  Chinese Redbud

Family:  Fabaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park

Species:  Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea'

Common name:  Red-leaf Japanese Barberry

Family:  Berberidaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park - Reserved Parking Area

 

Species:  Camellia sasanqua 'Showa-no-sakae'

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  Entrance by the Munger

Notes: Soft pink, semi-double to peony flower, low growing

Species:  Primula malacoides

Common name:  Fairy Primrose

Family:  Primulaceae

Location in Garden:  Entrance

Notes: White, lavender, pink, and dark red flowers

Species:  Primula x polyantha

Common name:  English Primrose

Family:  Primulaceae

Location in Garden:  Entrance

Notes: White, yellow, pink and purple flowers

 

Species:  Pyrostegia venusta

Common name:  Flame Vine

Family:  Bignoniaceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil, Paraguay

Location in Garden:  Entrance

Notes: Orange flowers

 

Species:  Erythrina x sykesii

Common name:  Coral Tree

Family:  Fabaceae

Region of Origin:  Hybrid from Australia

Location in Garden:  Entrance

Notes: Red flowers appear before the leaves. It does not form the pods that you see on a lot of the Erythrinas.

Species:  Encephalartos arenarius

Common name:  Cycad

Family:  Zamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Entrance by the Beechey Bamboo

Notes: Female cone

Species:  Acoelorraphe wrightii

Common name:  Everglades Palm

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  Florida to Central America

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

 

Species:  Strelitzia reginae

Common name:  Bird of Paradise

Family:  Strelitziaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

 

Species:  Euphorbia tirucalli

Common name:  Sticks on Fire

Family:  Euphorbiaceae

Region of Origin:  Tropical and South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Very toxic; do not touch!

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