The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

March 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:  Magnolias

Family:  Magnoliaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park

 

Species:  Persea americana

Common name:  Avocado

Family:  Lauraceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum-Car Park

Notes: Yellow flowers

 

Species:  Prunus persica

Common name:  Flowering Peach

Family:  Rosaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, BII

Notes: Dark pink flowers

 

Species:  Populus brandegeei

Common name:  White Poplar

Family:  Salicaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, AIII

 

Species:  Cassia artemisioides

Common name:  Feathery Cassia

Family:  Fabaceae

Region of Origin:  Eastern and Central Australia

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:  Prunus serrulata 'Pink Cloud'

Common name:  Flowering Cherry

Family:  Rosaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum-Car Park

 

Species:  Cercis chinensis 'Avondale'

Common name:  Chinese Redbud

Family:  Fabaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park

Notes: Vivid magenta flowers

 

Species:  Cercis canadensis

Common name:  Eastern Redbud

Family:  Fabaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, West Perimeter

Notes: Vivid dark pink flowers

 

Species:  Magnolia x soulangeana

Common name:  Saucer Magnolia, Chinese Magnolia

Family:  Magnoliaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, Allen Entrance

Notes: Pink flowers

 

Species:  Magnolia stellata

Common name:  Star Magnolia

Family:  Magnoliaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, Eastern Perimeter

 

Species:  Pyrostegia venusta

Common name:  Flame Vine

Family:  Bignoniaceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil, Paraguay

Location in Garden:  Entrance

Notes: Orange flowers

 

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