The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

September 2006

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Species:  Ferocactus peninsulae var. towsendianus

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:


Species:  Lophocereus schottii forma monstrosus

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:  No spines


Species:  Aloe petrophila

Family:  Aloeaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Red/orange flowers


Species:  Dasylirion longissima

Family:  Agavaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:


Species:  Bromelia balansae

Common name:  Heart of Flame

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Region of Origin:  Argentina

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Red center leaves as flower stalk emerges


Species:  Hesperaloe parviflora

Family:  Aloeaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Red flowers

 
  

Species:  Cedrus deodara

Common name:  Deodar Cedar

Family:  Pinaceae

Region of Origin:  Himalayas

Location in Garden:  Lily Ponds

Notes: Male pollen cones ripening

 

Species:  Melaleuca quinquenervia

Common name:  Cajeput Tree

Family:  Myrtaceae

Location in Garden:  Lily Ponds

Notes: Yellowish-white stamen flowers

 

Species:  Nelumbo nucifera

Common name:  Sacred Lotus

Family:  Nymphaeaceae

Location in Garden:  Lily Ponds

Notes:

 

Species:  Podacarpus macrophyllus var. maki

Family:  Podacarpaceae

Region of Origin:  China

Location in Garden:  Lily Ponds

Notes: Interesting berries

 

Species:  Aechmea aquilegia

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes:

 

Species:  Begonia 'Irene Nuss'

Family:  Begonieaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Angel-wing begonia

 

Species:  Alternanthera bettzichiana 'Brilliantissima'

Common name:  Calico Plant

Family:  Amaranthaceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden, Shakespeare Garden, top of Jungle Garden

Notes: Bright rose-red leaves

 

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