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     Acacias At The Los Angeles County Arboretum

  Wolffia globosa: World's Smallest Flowering Plant

  Liverwort At The Los Angeles County Arboretum

Phalaenopsis orchid. This beautiful orchid genus is named after the moth Phalaena. Nikon D40x

Pseudobombax grandiflorum, a tree in the Bombacaceae (Malvaceae) native to Brazil. Sony HX9v

Swiss Chard 'Ruby Red' (Beta vulgaris Cicla group). Sony HX9v

Flax (Linum usitassimum), source of flax fibers and linseed oil. Sony T-9

Unknown monocot. Naturalized in lawn at Huntington Botanical Garden. Sony T-9

Darling pea (Swainsona galegifolia). This Australian species also in Palomar College Arboretum. Nikon D40x

  The Alkaloid Swainsonine & Locoweed Poisoning  

Asteriscus sericeus (Little Star), a shrub endemic to the Canary Islands. Nikon D40x

  The Remarkable Sunflower Family (Asteraceae)  

Golden barrel cactus (Echinocactus grusonii) Sony HX9v