The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

November 2007

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Species:  Murraya koenigii

Common name:  Curry Leaf Tree

Family:  Rutaceae

Region of Origin:  Asia

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden

Notes:   Small colorful berries

 

Species:  Tagetes lucida

Common name:  Mexican Tarragon, Anise-scented Marigold

Family:  Asteraceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico, Guatemala

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden

Notes:   Bright yellow flowers

 

Species:  Acacia farnesiana

Common name:  Huisache

Family:  Fabaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Perfume & Cosmetic Bed

Notes:   Fragrant yellow flowers

 

Species:  Heliotropium arborescens

Common name:  Heliotrope

Family:  Boraginaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Perfume & Cosmetic Bed

Species:  Borago officinalis /Tropaeolum majus

Common name:  Borage / Nasturtium

Family:  Boraginaceae / Tropaeolaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Tussie-Mussie Bed

Notes:   "Bluntness" / "Patriotism"


Species:  Stevia rebaudiana

Common name:  Sweet Herb of Paraguay

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Confection Bed

Species:  Beta vulgaris

Common name:  Swiss Chard

Family:  Chenopodiaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Salad Bed


Species:  Echinacea purpurea

Common name:  Purple Coneflower

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Medicinal Bed

 

Species:  Leonotis leonurus

Common name:  Lion's Tail/Ear

Family:  Lamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Medicinal Bed

Notes:   Orange flowers

Species:  Rosa rugosa rubra

Family:  Rosaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden

Notes:   Red hips resemble tomatoes


Species:  Heliotropiuim arborescens

Common name:  Heliotrope

Family:  Boraginaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes:   White and lavender flowers

 

Species:  Amaranthus tricolor

Common name:  Joseph's Coat

Family:  Amaranthaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes:   Very bright colors--red, yellow

Species:  Punica granatum 'Nana'

Common name:  Dwarf Pomegranate

Family:  Punicaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden


Species:  Asters / Nasturtiums

Family:  Asteraceae / Tropaeolaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Species:  Salvia leucanthe 'Purple Velvet'

Common name:  Mexican Bush Sage

Family:  Lamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes:   Huntington Introduction


Species:  Amaranthus hypochondriacus

Common name:  Prince's Feather

Family:  Amaranthaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes:   Dark red leaves; many-branched clusters of dark red flowers

 

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