The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

May 2007

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Species:  Sulcorebutia mentosa

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Red flowers

Species:  Pachypodium succuletum

Family:  Apocynaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Pink flowers

Species:  Aloe vera

Family:  Aloeaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: This plant was named by Linnaeus. The pink signs throughout the garden refer to the Linnaeus exhibit in the Botanical Center

Species:  Lampranthus piquetbergensis

Family:  Aizoaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Lavender flowers

Species:  Aeonium 'Voodoo'

Family:  Crassulaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Dark leaves, yellow flowers

Species:  Aloe porphyrostachys

Family:  Aloeaceae

Region of Origin:  Saudi Arabia

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Coral flowers

Species:  Euphorbia milii

Family:  Euphorbiaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Bright Red Bracts


 

Species:  Alluaudia procera

Family:  Didiereaceae

Region of Origin:  Maagascar

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Spiral leaves

 

Species:  Aloe suzannae

Family:  Aloeaceae

Region of Origin:  Madagascar

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Unusual flower stalk with seed pods; No longer growing in the wild

 

Species:  Gasteria acinacifolia

Family:  Aloeaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Under the Chorisia

   

Species:  Echium wildpretii

Common name:  Tower of Jewels

Family:  Boraginaceae

Region of Origin:  Canary Islands

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, along the road

Notes: Pink/blue flowers; Very popular with bees

Species:  Cotyledon orbiculata var. orbiculata

Family:  Crassulaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa, Namibia

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Linnaeus sign

Species:  Agave vilmoriniana

Family:  Agavaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Yellow flowers

 

Species:  Cercidium floridum

Common name:  Blue Palo Verde

Family:  Fabaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

 

Species:  Puya assurgens

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Heritage Section

Notes: Low growing

 

Species:  Puya berteroniana

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Region of Origin:  Chile

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Heritage Section

Notes: Green flowers; Native to the Andes Mountains

 

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