The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

May 2007

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Species:  Puya alpestris

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Region of Origin:  Chile

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Heritage Section

Notes: Blue-green flowers

 

Species:  Larrea tridentata

Common name:  Creosote Bush

Family:  Zygophyllaceae

Region of Origin:  California to Texas to Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

 

Species:  Puya venusta

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Region of Origin:  Chile

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Blue flowers

 

Species:  Puya spathecea

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Region of Origin:  Argentina

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

 

Species:  Puya coerulea var. violaceae

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Red stems, dark purple tubular flowers

Species:  Trichocereus terscheckii

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Newly planted

Species:  Dyckia fosteriana x

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Orange flowers, dark leaves

 

Species:  x Parkincidium 'Desert Museum'

Family:  Fabaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, by the drinking fountains

Notes: Large, yellow flowres, thornless, few seedpods

 

Species:  Yucca grandiflora

Family:  Agavaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Cream flowers

 

Species:  Yucca thompsoniana

Family:  Agavaceae

Region of Origin:  United States, Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Cream flowers

Species:  Beaucarnea stricta

Family:  Agavaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Species:  Euphorbia xantii

Family:  Euphorbiaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: White/pink flowers

Species:  Agave bracteosa

Family:  Agavaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Fuzzy-looking flower

Species:  Echinocereus scheeri

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Orange flowers

Species:  Iris ensata

Family:  Iridaceae

Location in Garden:  Lily Ponds

Notes: Blue/purple flowers

Species:  Aechmea distichantha var. schlumbergeri

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

 

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