The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

September 2007

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Species:  Asclepias tuberosa

Common name:  Butterfly Weed

Family:  Asclepiadaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden


Species:  Alternanthera bettzichiana

Common name:  Calico Plant

Family:  Amaranthaceae

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes:   Colorful foliage

 

Species:  Duranta erecta

Common name:  Sky Flower, Golden Dewdrop, Pigeon Berry

Family:  Verbenaceae

Region of Origin:  Southern Florida, West Indies, Mexico to Brazil

Location in Garden:  Shakespeare Garden

Notes:   Violet-blue flowers, yellow-green foliage

 

Species:  Justicia carnea

Common name:  Brazilian Plume Flower

Family:  Acanthaceae

Location in Garden:  North Vista, West Side, near the Lion Chair

Notes:   Pink flowers

 

Species:  Stigmaphyllon littorale

Family:  Malpighiaceae

Region of Origin:  Southern Brazil

Location in Garden:  Employee Parking Lot, on the fence

Notes:   Yellow flowering vine

 

Species:  Nymphaea amazonium

Common name:  Water Lily

Family:  Nymphaeaceae

Region of Origin:  Central America, Tropical South America

Location in Garden:  Botanical Conservatory

Notes:   Very large leaves with spines on underside, edges turn up.  Flowers open at night and are white the first day, then pink the next day.

Species:  Cyrtostachys renda

Common name:  Sealing Wax Palm

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  Southeast Asia

Location in Garden:  Botanical Conservatory

Notes:  Red leaf stalks


Species:  Dorstenia turnerifolia

Family:  Moraceae

Region of Origin:  Tropical America

Location in Garden:  Botanical Conservatory

Notes:   Always in bloom

 

Species:  Osa pulchra

Family:  Rubiaceae

Location in Garden:  Botanical Conservatory

Notes:   Pendant white flowers resemble Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia) but in a different family

 

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