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Aloe glauca

December 2004

Aloe glauca is one of the many species in the genus which come from South Africa.

Osmanthus fragrans

October 2004

The source of this delightful scent is an evergreen bush planted along the drive, Osmanthus fragrans forma aurantiacus.

Leuchtenbergia principis

September 2004

Among the many fascinating and unique cacti native to northeast Mexico, one of the most distinctive is Leuchtenbergia principis.

Eriogonum giganteum

August 2004

Eriogonum giganteum, known as St. Catherine’s Lace, is the largest species of all, and it is native to Santa Barbara Island off the coast of southern California.

Agave isthmensis

July 2004

Agave potatorum is included in the group Hiemiflorae, whose members are found in southeastern Mexico and Central America.

Hesperoyucca whipplei

June 2004

Hesperoyucca whipplei was originally classified as a Yucca, but was separated out by Baker in 1892.

Echinopsis bruchii

May 2004

This month’s plant profile features Echinopsis bruchii and also provides a lesson in plant taxonomy.

Furcraea longaeva

April 2004

Furcraea longaeva is a southern Mexican species, occurring in the states of Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Puebla.

Ribes speciosum

March 2004

Among the native California species of Ribes is R. speciosum, also called the Fuchsia-Flowered Gooseberry.

Arctostaphylos ‘Ruth Bancroft’

February 2004

There are approximately 50 species of Arctostaphylos, commonly known as manzanitas, almost all of them native to western North America …

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