The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

September 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, near Allen Gate

Notes: Orange berries

 

Species:  Plumbago auriculata

Common name:  Cape Plumbago, Leadwort

Family:  Plumbagina

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Arboretum-Car Park, near Allen Gate

Notes: Blue flowers

 

Species:  Chorisia insignis

Common name:  Floss Silk Tree

Family:  Bombacaceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil

Location in Garden:  Arboretum-Car Park, West perimeter near Allen Gate

Notes: Cream white flowers

 

Species:  Lagerstroemia indica, Cortaderia selloana

Common name:  na/Pampas Grass

Family:  Lythraceae/Poaceae

Region of Origin:  China/Argentina

Location in Garden:  Arboretum-Car Park, several areas

Notes: Lavender flowers/Feathery flower plumes

 

Species:  Ziziphus jujuba

Common name:  Chinese Jujube

Family:  Rhamnaceae

Region of Origin:  East Asia

Location in Garden:  Arboretum-Car Park, EII-FII

Notes: Fruit reddish bown when ripe

 

Species:  Erythrina humeana 'Raja'

Common name:  Natal Coral Tree

Family:  Fabaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Arboretum-Car Park

Notes: Red-orange flowers

 

Species:  Quercus robur 'Westminster Globe'

Common name:  English Oak

Family:  Fagaceae

Location in Garden:  Entrance

Notes: Planted in front of the Munger Research Center last year


Species:  Lagerstroemia indica

Common name:  Crape Myrtle

Family:  Lythraceae

Region of Origin:  China

Location in Garden:  Entrance

Notes:

   

Species:  Arbutus unedo

Common name:  Strawberry Tree

Family:  Ericaceae

Region of Origin:  Southern Europe, Ireland

Location in Garden:  Entrance

Notes: White flowers, red fruit

 

Species:  Ruellia ciliaris

Family:  Acanthaceae

Location in Garden:  Entrance

Notes: Purple flowers; planted around Chamaerops humilis (Mediterranean Fan Palm)

 

Species:  Butia capitata

Common name:  Jelly Palm

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  Uruguay, Brazil

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes: Lots of fruit being enjoyed by squirrels

 

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