Babiana ringens - the South African baboon flower grows in the South Africa - Karoo section of the UC Botanical Garden. The Great Karoo, a region of hot, arid plains: A vast landscape where an amazing 9000 plant species appear (www.centralkaroo.ca.za/).
Photos Courtesy : University of California Botanical Garden
Arisaema sikokianum - the cobra lily grows in the Garden's Asia section, encompassing microclimates and habitats from sunny havens to shady glens. I'm besotted by the dazzling shapes and forms of these botanical treasures!
Regardless of the time of year, a visit to the UC Botanical Garden surprises and delights.
Cornus florida urbiana ... Mexican dogwood, growing in the UCBG Mesoamerica section.
Plants from mountainous areas, as well as the cloud forests of Mexico and Central America
appear in this area of the Garden. Gardeners in the San Francisco Bay Area incorporate many of these species into our mixed borders, from agaves and dahlias to salvias and fuchsias. Click on link for more on the University of California Botanical Garden: