The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

October 2007

 

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, W. Perimeter

Notes:  White flowers with red markings; also one with light pink flowers (below)

 

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

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park

Notes: Yellow flowers; possibly africana from South Africa

 

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:  Pittosporum phillyreoides

Common name:  Willow Pittosporum

Family:  Pittosporaceae

Region of Origin:  Australia

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, D-EII

Notes: Weeping branches, yellow fruit

 

Species:  Ziziphus jujuba

Common name:  Chinese Jujube

Family:  Rhamnaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, EII

Notes: Shiny reddish brown datelike fruit

Species:  Cortaderia selloana

Common name:  Pampas Grass

Family:  Poaceae

Region of Origin:  Argentina

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park

Species:  Leucophyllum frutescens

Common name:  Texas Ranger

Family:  Schrophulariaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, E-I

Notes:  Lavender flowers

 

Species:  Osmanthus fragrans auranticus

Common name:  Sweet Olive

Family:  Oleaceae

Location in Garden:  Munger Research Center, also in Herb Garden and in Chinese Garden

Notes:  Five fragrant orange flowering shrubs


 

Species:  Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Ross Estey'

Family:  Malvaceae

Location in Garden:  Entrance Pavilion

Notes:  Large flowers

 

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