The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

November 2006

 

Each month, Garden Docent Judi Danner takes photographs of what's blooming all around the garden. Judi generously shares her photos and her extensive knowledge  at the Garden Docents and Volunteers monthly meeting and now shares them here with all of you. Thank you, Judi!

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Species:  Liquidambar styraciflua

Common name:  Sweet Gum, Red Gum

Family:  Hamamelidaceae

Region of Origin:  Eastern United States

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park

Notes: Fall foliage and "gumball" seedpods

 

Species:  Eupatorium greggii

Family:  Asteraceae

Region of Origin:  Arizona, Texas

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, B & D-III

Notes: Fluffy white flowers

 

Species:  Crataegus phaenopyrum

Common name:  Washington Thorn

Family:  Rosaceae

Region of Origin:  Southeastern United States

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, North Perimeter

Notes: Red berries

 

Species:  Chorisia speciosa

Common name:  Floss Silk Tree

Family:  Bombacaeae

Region of Origin:  Brazil

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, B-C III

Notes: Rose-pink flowers

 

Species:  Peltophorum

Family:  Fabaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, B-C III

Notes: Yellow flowers

 

Species:  Chorisia insignis

Common name:  Floss Silk Tree

Family:  Bombacaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, CIII

Notes: White flowers

 

Species:  Koelreuteria henryi

Common name:  Chinese Rain Tree

Family:  Spinkdaceae

Region of Origin:  Taiwan

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, FIII

Notes: Small yellow flowers in October, salmon-colored papery seedpods in November

 

Species:  Pistacia chinensis

Common name:  Chinese Pistache

Family:  Anacardiaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, E-FIII

Notes: Ornamental species with red fall foliage; fruit red then ripens to blue black


Species:  Melia azederach

Common name:  Chinaberry, Bead Tree

Family:  Meliaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, FIII

Notes: Yellow fall foliage, small yellow berries


Species:  Diospyros virginiana

Common name:  American Persimmon

Family:  Ebenaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, AII

Notes: Yellow fall foliage, small fruit

 

Species:  Geijera parviflora

Common name:  Wilga

Family:  Rutaceae

Region of Origin:  Eastern Australia

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, E-FIII

Notes: Clusters of cream flowers

 

Species:  Leonotis leonurus

Common name:  Lion's Tail/Ear

Family:  Lamiaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, by handicap parking section

Notes: Orange flowers

 

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