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What's In Bloom

September 2007

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Species:  Salvia elegans

Common name:  Pineapple Sage

Family:  Lamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Tea Bed

Notes:  Red flowers


Species:  Solidago

Common name:  Goldenrod

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Tea Bed

Notes:  Yellow flowers

 

Species:  Hibiscus sabdariffa

Common name:  Roselle

Family:  Malvaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Tea Bed

Notes: Fleshy red calyxes surround bases of yellow flowers; used for making sauce, jelly, cool drinks, or teas  

 

Species:  Humulus lupulus

Common name:  Hops

Family:  Cannabaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Alcoholic Beverage Bed

 

Species:  Phytolocca americana

Common name:  Pokeweed, Pigeon Berry

Family:  Phytolaccaceae

Region of Origin:  North and Central America

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden

Notes:  Glossy berries go from green to red then purple-black; the young greens are eaten as a salad in the Eastern U.S.

Species:  Heliotropium arborescens

Common name:  Heliotrope

Family:  Boraginaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Perfumes and Cosmetics Bed


Species:  Lagerstroemia indica

Common name:  Crape Myrtle

Family:  Lythraceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden

Notes:  White flowers

Species:  Amaranthus caudatus

Family:  Amaranthaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Fiber and Dye Bed


Species:  Dipsacus fullonum

Common name:  Common Teasel

Family:  Dipsacaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Fiber and Dye Bed

Species:  Zinnias

Family:  Asteraceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Tussie-Mussie Bed

Notes:  Means "Thoughts of absent friends" in the language of flowers   


Species:  Veronica spicata

Common name:  Speedwell

Family:  Schrophulariaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Tussie-Mussie Bed

Notes:  Blue flowers; Means "Fidelity" in the language of flowers   

Species:  Catharanthus roseus

Common name:  Madagascar Periwinkle

Family:  Apocynaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, Medicinal Bed

Notes:  Pink flowers


Species:  Salvia splendens 'Sizzler Mix'

Family:  Lamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden, border by Tea Room

 

Species:  Osmanthus fragrans aurantiacus

Common name:  Sweet Olive

Family:  Oleaceae

Location in Garden:  Herb Garden

Notes:  Will be bloming for a short time at the end of September or early October; watch for it by the Tearoom.   Sweet fragrance. Also, several small plants put in last year by northeast corner of Munger Building

 

Species:  Clytostoma callistegioides

Common name:  Argentine Trumpet Vine

Family:  Bignoniaceae

Location in Garden:  Café, east side of Tea Room

Notes:  Purple flowers

 

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