The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

November 2006

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Species:  Aechmea distichantha

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Pink bracts with blue flowers in the center


Species:  Puya coerulea var. violaceae

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Region of Origin:  Chile

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Silvery grey foliage

 

Species:  Justicia aurea

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico, South America

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Yellow flowers

 

Species:  Gossypium barbadense

Common name:  Tree Cotton

Family:  Malvaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope


Species:  Polygala apopetala

Common name:  Milkwort

Family:  Polygalaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Pink-purple flowers


Species:  Salvia 'Costa Rica Blue'

Family:  Lamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Blue flowers; square stems

 

Species:  Megakepasma erythrochlamys

Common name:  Brazilian Red Cloak, Red Justicia

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  Venezuela

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Red flowers


Species:  Salvia 'Waverly'

Family:  Lamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Lavender/white flowers

 

Species:  Salvia leucanthe 'Purple Velvet'

Family:  Lamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Purple flowers and purple calyx; Huntington introduction; see below for more typical Salvia leucanthe


Species:  Salvia leucanthe

Family:  Lamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: White flowers and purple calyx

 

Species:  Tagetes lemmonii

Common name:  Lemon-scented Marigold

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Pungent foliage; bright gold flowers

 

Species:  Bidens aequisquama

Common name:  Tickseed

Family:  Asteraceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Pink flowers


Species:  Gladiolus dalenii

Family:  Iridaceae

Region of Origin:  Arabia to Tropical Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Bright red/yellow flowers


Species:  Tulbaghia simmleri

Family:  Amaryllidaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Lavender flowers

 

Species:  Justicia adhatodoides

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Cream flowers

 

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