The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

November 2006

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Species:  Acacia farnesiana

Common name:  Huisache

Family:  Fabaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Yellow fragrant flowers

 

Species:  Cereus

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Red seed pod

 

Species:  Opuntia

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Red fruit

 

Species:  Cassia wislenzii

Family:  Fabaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Yellow fragrant flowers

 

Species:  Opuntia microdasys

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Photo on the right shows the crested variation


Species:  Faucaria longidens

Common name:  Tiger Jaws

Family:  Aizoaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Yellow flowers


Species:  Cedrus deodara

Common name:  Deodar Cedar

Family:  Pinaceae

Region of Origin:  Himalayas

Location in Garden:  Lily Ponds

Notes: Male pollen cones are ripe and there is a carpet of pollen on the ground

 

Species:  Melaleuca quinquenervia

Common name:  Cajeput, Paperbark Tree

Family:  Myrtaceae

Location in Garden:  Lily Ponds

Notes: White stamen flowers; the bark peels off in sheets

 

Species:  Cupressus cashmeriana

Common name:  Kashmir Cypress

Family:  Cupressaceae

Region of Origin:  India (Kashmir)

Location in Garden:  Lily Ponds

Notes: Photo on the left shows the tree in 1977; the photo on the right shows today's tree; soft gray-green foliage


Species:  Strelitzia reginae

Common name:  Bird of Paradise

Family:  Strelitziaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Orange flower


Species:  Strelitzia reginae

Common name:  Bird of Paradise

Family:  Strelitziaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Yellow flower


Species:  Aechmea aquilegia

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Red/yellow flowers


Species:  Aechmea fasciata

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Pink flowers

 

Species:  Monstera deliciosa

Common name:  Swiss Cheese Plant

Family:  Araceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Spathe (bract) and spadix (flower)

 

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