What's In Bloom

Booming Chrysanthemums
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The Lyman Conservatory Physiology and Cold Storage greenhouses come alive with color during the annual Fall Chrysanthemum Show.

Aechmea cylindrata - Matchstick air plant
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Aechmea cylindrata is a Bromeliad species native to southeastern Brazil.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Ceropegia woodii, gets one of its  many common names, String of Hearts, from the heart shaped leaves that grow on its purple trailing stems.

Tabernaemontana pachysiphon
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Tabernaemontana pachysiphon,  is an evergreen tree or large shrub native to Tropical Africa - Ghana to Sudan, south Angola and Tanzania. Its lovely white pinwheel shaped flowers have a sweet fragrance that fills the air. 

Tibourchina grandiflora, Glory Flower
Monday, July 22, 2019

Tibouchina grandiflora, common name: Glory Flower is  native to  Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America. Plants in this genus usually have purple flowers and are know for their large velvety leaves.  

Bulbophyllum sandersonii, Sanderson's Bulbophyllum
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Bulbophyllum sandersonii, Sanderson's Bulbophyllum is an epiphytic orchid species native to central Africa. 

This unusual looking flower spike showcases the vast diversity of orchid flower forms.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Billbergia 'Muriel Waterman' is a hybrid cross bromeliad made in 1946 by botanist Mulford Foster.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Parodia concinna, sun cup is in the Cactaceae family and is native to Uraguay and Brazil. 

Feijoa sellowiana, Pineapple Guava tree in bloom
Friday, April 26, 2019

Feijoa sellowiana, also known as Pineapple Guava is a member of the Myrtle family.

Aspidistra grandiflora - Cast-iron plant
Friday, March 29, 2019

Aspidistra grandiflora, cast-iron plant, is native to Vietnam and is a member of the Asparagaceae family. Species of this plant were popular house plants in Victorian England because they thrived on neglect but provided a lush tropical accent.