The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

May 2007

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Species:  Hymenosporum flavum

Common name:  Sweetshade

Family:  Pittosporaceae

Region of Origin:  Queensland, New South Wales

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Very fragrant, yellow flowers

Species:  Dietes iridioides

Common name:  Fortnight Lily

Family:  Iridaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Species:  Brunsfelsia pauciflora var. calycina 'Macrantha'

Family:  Solanaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Blue-purple flowers

Species:  Quesnelia arvensis

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Red bracts

Species:  Aechmea

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

 

Species:  Ficus religiosa

Common name:  Bo Tree

Family:  Moraceae

Region of Origin:  India to Southeast Asia

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Linnaeus named this plant

 

Species:  Pentas lanceolata / Alternanthera

Common name:  Star Clusters / Joyweed

Family:  Rubiaceae / Amaranthaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Close-up on the right is of Pentas lanceolata

 

Species:  Lantana camara 'Dwarf Yellow'

Family:  Verbenaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

 

Species:  Calliandra haematocephala

Common name:  Pink Powderpuff

Family:  Fabaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

 

Species:  Carissa macrocarpa

Common name:  Natal Plum

Family:  Apocynaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Fragrant white flowers, red fruit

 

Species:  Duranta erecta 'Sarasota'

Common name:  Pigeon Berry, Sky Flower

Family:  Verbenaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Light blue flowers

 

Species:  Cassia liebmannii

Family:  Fabaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Yellow flowers

 

Species:  Tecoma garrocha

Common name:  Argentine Tecoma

Family:  Bignoniaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Orange flowers

Species:  Verbena rigida

Family:  Verbenaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Purple flowers; Rigid stems

Species:  Salvia 'Waverly'

Family:  Lamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

 

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