The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

September 2006

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Species:  Albizia

Family:  Fabaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Cream stamen flowers

 

Species:  Calliandra californica

Common name:  Baja Fairy Duster

Family:  Fabaceae

Region of Origin:  Baja California

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:  Small red stamen flowers

 

Species:  Agave victoriae-reginae

Family:  Agavaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: White lines, traced impressions of surrounding leaves

 

Species:  Jatropha McVaughii

Common name:  Physic Nut, Gout Plant

Family:  Euphorbiaceae

Region of Origin:  Tropical America

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:


Species:  Borzicactus doelzianus x B.samaipatans

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Red tubular flowers, very popular with hummingbirds


Species:  Echinopsis x imperialis

Family:  Cactaceae

Region of Origin:  Bolivia

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: White flowers

 

Species:  Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Common name:  Paradise Flower

Family:  Fabaceae

Region of Origin:  Tropical America

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Yellow-orange flowers with long red stamens

 

Species:  Sansevieria subspicata

Common name:  Snake Plant, Mother-in-law's Tongue

Family:  Agavaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: White flowers

 

Species:  Chorisia speciosa

Common name:  Silk Floss Tree

Family:  Bombacaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, along the road

Notes: Pink flowers


Species:  Brahea armata

Common name:  Blue Hesper Palm

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  Baja California

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Collected by Myron Kimnach


Species:  Dasylirion

Family:  Agavaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Heritage Section

Notes:


Species:  Opuntia orbiculata

Family:  Cactaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Heritage Section

Notes:


Species:  Opuntia cf. aequatorialis

Family:  Cactaceae

Region of Origin:  Ecuador

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Heritage Section

Notes: Red fruit


Species:  Verbena peruviana

Family:  Verbenaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Heritage Section

Notes: Purple flowers


Species:  Fouquieria columnaris

Common name:  Boojum Tree

Family:  Fouquieriaceae

Region of Origin:  Baja California

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:

 

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