The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

September 2007

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Species:  Calliandra californica

Common name:  Baja Fairy Duster

Family:  Fabacaeae

Region of Origin:  Baja

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:  Small red stamen 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:  Opuntia

Family:  Cactaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Heritage Section

Species:  Fouquieria columnaris

Common name:  Boojum Tree

Family:  Fouquieriaceae

Region of Origin:  Baja

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden


Species:  Ferocactus peninsulae var. townsendianus

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Species:  Lophocereus schottii forma monstrosus

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Baja Bed

Notes:  No spines


Species:  Agave deserti

Common name:  Mescal

Family:  Agavaceae

Region of Origin:  USA, Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Baja Bed

 

Species:  Cereus huntingtonianaus

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Baja Bed just past the Jojoba

Notes:  Lots of flowers

 

Species:  Echinopsis 'Apricot Glow'

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

 

Species:  Echinopsis robinsoniana

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, by drinking fountains

Species:  Dracena draco

Common name:  Dragon Tree

Family:  Agavaceae

Region of Origin:  Canary Islands

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden


Species:  Neobuxbaumia scoparia

Family:  Cactaceae

Region of Origin:  Veracruz and Oaxaca

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:  One of the rarest cacti in the garden, see Desert Garden Book, p. 77

Species:  Leucophyllum

Family:  Scrophulariaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:  Lavender flowers

  

Species:  Cedrus deodara

Common name:  Deodar Cedar

Family:  Pinaceae

Region of Origin:  Himalayas

Location in Garden:  Lily Ponds

Notes:  Male pollen cones ripening

 

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