The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

May 2007

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Species:  Tagetes lemmonii

Common name:  Copper Canyon Daisy, Bush Marigold

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Bright gold flowers, fragrant foliage

 

Species:  Bartlettina sordida

Family:  Asteraceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Blue flowers

Species:  Salvia 'Berzerkeley'

Family:  Lamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Red flowers

Species:  Hibiscus schizopetalus x

Family:  Malvaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Light peach flowers

 

Species:  Erythrina falcata

Common name:  Coral Tree

Family:  Fabaceae

Region of Origin:  South America

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Red flowers

 

Species:  Cordia boissieri

Common name:  Mexican/Texas Olive, Ancahuita

Family:  Boraginaceae

Region of Origin:  Southwestern US, Mexico

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Fruit resembles an olive

Species:  Scilla natalensis

Family:  Liliaceae

Region of Origin:  Eastern Soutth Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Light blue flowers

Species:  Hypoxis hemerocallidea

Common name:  Star Grass

Family:  Hypoxidaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Yellow flowers

Species:  Sonchus acaulis

Family:  Asteraceae

Region of Origin:  Canary Islands

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope, Upper Area

Notes: Yellow flowers

Species:  Phlomis chrysophylla

Family:  Lamiaceae

Region of Origin:  Lebanon

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Yellow flowers

 

Species:  Bauhinia petersiana

Family:  Fabaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope, by the dwarf citrus slope

Notes: Lavender/white flowers

 

Species:  Crotalaria agatiflora ssp. imperialis

Common name:  Canary Bird Bush

Family:  Fabaceae

Region of Origin:  Tropical Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Yellowish flowers look like birds hanging by their beaks

 

Species:  Tecoma sambucifolia

Family:  Bignoniaceae

Region of Origin:  Peru, Northern Bolivia

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Yellow flowers; Can be seen from Rose Garden sundial

 

Species:  Callistemon

Family:  Myrtaceae

Location in Garden:  Australian Garden

Notes: Red stamen flowers

 

Species:  Xanthorrhea resinosa

Family:  Liliaceae

Region of Origin:  New South Wales, Victoria

Location in Garden:  Australian Garden

Notes: Tall flower spikes

 

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