The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

September 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, Allen Gate

Notes:  Orange berries

 

Species:  Plumbago auriculata

Common name:  Cape Plumbago, Leadwort

Family:  Plumbaginaceae

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:  Cassia leptophylla

Common name:  Gold Medallion Tree

Family:  Fabaceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, F-GII

Notes:  Yellow flower clusters

 

Species:  Bauhinia galpinii

Family:  Fabaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, G-I

Notes:  Shrub with red flowers


Species:  Lagerstroemia indica

Common name:  Crape Myrtle

Family:  Lythraceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, F-I

Notes:  White flowers

  

Species:  Ziziphus jujuba

Common name:  Chinese Jujube

Family:  Rhamnaceae

Region of Origin:  E. Asia

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, E-FII

Notes:  Fruit reddish brown when ripe

 

Species:  Lagerstroemia indica

Common name:  Crape Myrtle

Family:  Lythraceae

Region of Origin:  China

Location in Garden:  Entrance

 

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:  Arenga englerii

Common name:  Formosa Palm

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes:  Fruit/seed is toxic

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