Please help me identify these plants growing in Los Angeles County Arboretum, Arcadia
1) Maybe some type of Equisetum?
2) Alstroemeria psittacina
3) Acaccia sp.
4) Musella lasiocarpa
5) Aristolochia gigantea
#1 - Restio
#2 - Alstroemeria
#3 - Acacia or similar
#4 - Musa or similar
#5 - Aristolochia
Do you guys know which Restio species? The plants were around 4 feet tall, I have no idea how tall they might grow, very kinetic (swayed in the breeze), very green, a few turning turning slightly gold. Gorgeous plants, would make outstanding subject for a lush, drought tolerant accent or informal hedge.
would also like to know acacia species, if anyone specialized in that genus. This plant sprawled in a gigantic thicket of growth, measuring several hundred square feet.
your Restio could be Elegia capensis, but it's hard to tell from that picture.
I'm no expert, but you might compare the Acacia with A. spectabilis.
This message was edited Jun 21, 2012 11:02 AM
Thanks to everyone. Vestia, I think you nailed the Acacia spectabilis. Thanks. As for the Restio, I found a relative genus, perhaps formerly classified as Restio, that seems awfully close. Check out this link for Ischyrolepis subverticillata: http://www.google.com/imgres?q=ischyrolepis+subverticillata&hl=en&client=safari&sa=X&rls=en&biw=1577&bih=849&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=wyyWwaD9jSR5NM:&imgrefurl=http://plants.newplant.co.za/pub/size/8/page/76&docid=RAfcTKk5zer9mM&imgurl=http://plants.newplant.co.za/pub/large/ischyrolepis_subverticillata_1.jpg&w=557&h=500&ei=vJ7jT99Gx-zSAffjhdAJ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=527&vpy=145&dur=4981&hovh=213&hovw=237&tx=95&ty=140&sig=115021743209150074412&page=1&tbnh=144&tbnw=160&start=0&ndsp=32&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0,i:80