The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

October 2006

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Species:  Cyphostemma juttae

Common name:  Desert Grape

Family:  Vitaceae

Region of Origin:  Namibia

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Red fruit is toxic


Species:  Chorisia speciosa

Common name:  Floss Silk Tree

Family:  Bombacaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Dark pink flowers, prickles on the trunk

   

Species:  Pereskia grandifolia

Common name:  Rose Cactus

Family:  Cactaceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Pear-shaped fruit, spiny trunk, also leaves



Species:  Agave victoriae-reginae

Family:  Agavaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:  White markings

 

Species:  Calliandra californica

Common name:  Baja Fairy Duster

Family:  Fabaceae

Region of Origin:  Baja

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Small red stamen flowers


Species:  Borzicactus intertextus

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Gold flower


Species:  Ferocactus peninsulae var. townsendiana

Family:  Cactaceae

Region of Origin:  Baja

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: 

 

Species:  Opuntia

Common name:  Prickly Pear, Tuna

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Heritage Section

Notes: Red fruit


Species:  Sempervivum tectorum

Family:  Crassulaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Heritage Section

Notes: 


Species:  Hymenoxis acaulis

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Heritage Section

Notes: Yellow flowers


Species:  Echinopsis robinsoniana

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: White flowers

  

Species:  Colletia paradoxa

Common name:  Crucifixion Thorn, Jet-Plane Plant

Family:  Rhamnaceae

Region of Origin:  Uruguay, Brazil

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Fragrant cream flowers

   

Species:  Cedrus deodara

Common name:  Deodar Cedar

Family:  Pinaceae

Region of Origin:  Himalayas

Location in Garden:  Lily Ponds

Notes: Male pollen cones ripening

 

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