The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

October 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:  Pittosporum rhombifolium

Common name:  Queensland Pittosporum

Family:  Pittosporaceae

Region of Origin:  Australia

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, behind the Allen guard station

Notes: Orange berries

 

Species:  Chorisia insignis

Common name:  Floss Silk Tree

Family:  Bombacaceae

Region of Origin:  Peru

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, western perimeter

Notes: White flowers with red marking

 

Species:  Chorisia speciosa

Common name:  Floss Silk Tree

Family:  Bombacaceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park

Notes: Rose-pink flowers

 

Species:  Peltophorum

Family:  Fabaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park , B-CIII

Notes: Possibly africana; Yellow flowers

 

Species:  Pistache chinensis

Common name:  Pistachio

Family:  Anacardiaceae

Region of Origin:  China, Taiwan

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, D-III

Notes: Red berries in clusters

   

Species:  Koelreuteria henryi

Common name:  Chinese Rain Tree

Family:  Sapindaceae

Region of Origin:  Taiwan

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, E-FIII

Notes: Yellow flowers are followed by papery coral seed capsules


Species:  Cortaderia selloana

Common name:  Pampas Grass

Family:  Poaceae

Region of Origin:  Argentina

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park

Notes:

 

Species:  Pittosporum phillyreoides, Lantana

Common name:  Willow Pittosporum/

Family:  Pittosporaceae/Verbenaceae

Region of Origin:  Australia/

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, D-EII

Notes: Weeping branches, yellow fruit/Yellow, orange flowers

 

Species:  Ziziphus jujuba

Common name:  Chinese Jujube

Family:  Rhamnaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, EII

Notes: Shiny reddish brown datelike fruit

 

Species:  Leucophyllum frutescens

Common name:  Texas Ranger

Family:  Scrophulariaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, E-I

Notes: Lavender flowers

 

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