Plant Highlights By Date
The Pea Family contains a diverse assortment of plants from huge trees to small annuals. Among these is a remarkable species named Swainsona formosa.
.The most widely cultivated species is Dasylirion wheeleri, native to southern Arizona and New Mexico, as well as the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Sonora
The leaves of Agave parviflora ssp. flexiflora are sword-like and 6-12 cm long (2⅓ to 4¾ inches). They have tiny teeth along the edges toward the base.
Sedum clavatum grows as a small-scale ground-cover, branching and making offsets from the base to form a clump spreads outward over time
Some plants flower so profusely that a cloak of brilliant blossoms covers the plant completely. An example is Lampranthus multiradiatus.
Gasteria bicolor is a spring-flowering species, though it may start in the latter part of the winter. The flower stalk may lack branches, but it has a few.
Echeveria gigantea has leaves up to a foot long pale bluish-green in color with a red edge. The margins are smooth,on occasion they may be somewhat wavy.
Aloe petrophila is winter-flowering, coming into bloom in May or June in its native South Africa, and in November to December here in California.
Pedilanthus bracteatus is a species from western and southern Mexico, occurring from southern Sonora southward along the Sierra Madre Occidental.
Ruschia marianae has trailing stems, but these do not spread widely, and over time it tends to mound and form a small shrublet.