Featured Plant

Brownea coccinea ssp. capitella   located in Plot 132
                                                                                                                                   

 

Blooming in March

The following is a partial list of flowering or fruiting plants located in Fairchild. Plants are grouped by area and listed alphabetically by scientific name, and include a common name when available and the location by plot number. You may refer to the plot map at the bottom of this page. Plot maps are also located at the Visitor Center at the entrance to Fairchild.

* Good location to see hummingbirds

 
Arboretum


 
Botanical Name:
Adenium arabicum
Plot:
6


 
Botanical Name:
Arachnothryx leucophylla
Plots:
24, 49, 57a



 
Botanical Name:
Ardisia revoluta
Plos:
45


 
Botanical Name:
Begonia cultivars
Plots:
4, 41, 49, 50



 
Botanical Name:
Bombax ceiba
Common Name:
 red silk cotton tree
Plot:
 27


 
Botanical Name:
Brachychiton sp. 'Garrad's Nursery'
Plot:
33


 
Botanical Name:
Bravaisia berlandieriana
Plots:
18, 43, 143



 
Botanical Name:
Brownea sp.
Plot:
21


 
Botanical Name:
Brunfelsia grandiflora
Plots:
4, 5


 
Botanical Name:
Cochlospermum vitifolium
Common Name:
 buttercup tree
Plot:
27


 
Botanical Name:
Cordia gerascanthus
Common Name:
varia
Plot:
21
 

  Photo by Kenneth Setzer
 
Botanical Name:
Corymbia torelliana
Common Name:
 cadaga
Plot:
45


 
Botanical Name:
Dombeya x 'Seminole'
Plots:
35, 57a


 
Botanical Name:
Erythrochiton brasiliensis
Plot:
39


 
Botanical Name:
Euphorbia punicea
Common Name:
flame of Jamaica
Plots:
8, 41, 50


 
Botanical Name:
Exostema nitens
Plot:
24


 
Botanical Name:
Fagraea ceilanica
Plots:
33, 47


 
Botanical Name:
*Fouquieria splendens
Common Name:
ocotillo
Plot:
6


 
Botanical Name:
*Gmelina arborea
Common Name:
 snapdragon tree
Plot:
51


 
Botanical Name:
Goetzea elegans
Common Name:
 mata buey
Plots:
5, 27d



 
Botanical Name:
Grewia occidentalis and Grewia sp.
Plots:
21, 33



 
Botanical Name:
Guaiacum sanctum
Common Name:
 lignum vitae
Plot:
54


 
Botanical Name:
 *Hamelia patens
Common Name:
firebush
Plots:
3a, 17, 25



 
Botanical Name:
Hibiscus fragilis
Common Name:
mandrinette
Plots:
33


 
Botanical Name:
*Holmskioldia sanguinea
Common Name:
Chinese hat plant
Plots:
 3a, 143



 
Botanical Name:
 Inga paterno
Common Name:
ice-cream bean
Plot:
18


 
Botanical Name:
Kopsia arborea
Plot:
47


 
Botanical Name:
Pachira species
Plots:
17, 18, 55a, 58



 
Botanical Name:
*Pavonia bahamensis
Common Name:
Bahama swamp bush
Plots:
26, 35


 
Botanical Name:
Portlandia species
Plots:
8, 20, 24, 25, 44, 50


 
Botanical Name:
Pseudobombax ellipticum
Common Name:
 shaving-brush tree
Plot:
 26


 
Botanical Name:
Samyda sp.
Plot:
51


 
Botanical Name:
Senna polyphylla
Common Name:
desert Senna
Plot:
51


 
Botanical Name:
Sobralia sessilis
Plots:
24, 25


 
Botanical Name:
 Sterculia ceramica
Common Name:
Fairchild's Sterculia
Plot:
59


 
Botanical Name:
Tabernaemontana pachysiphon
Plot:
41a


 
Botanical Name:
Wigandia urens
Plot:
3a
 

Vine Pergola



 
Botanical Name:
Aristolochia maxima
Common Name:
pipevine



 
Botanical Name:
Bauhinia fassoglensis


 
Botanical Name:
*Clerodendrum splendens
Common Name:
bleeding heart vine


 
Botanical Name:
Congea tomentosa
Common Name:
 shower of orchids


 
Botanical Name:
Eranthemum pulchellum
Common Name:
blue sage


 
Botanical Name:
 Odontocline hollickii


 
Botanical Name:
Onoseris alata


 
Botanical Name:
Oxera pulchella
Common Name:
royal creeper


 
Botanical Name:
Prestonia mollis


 
Botanical Name:
Pyrostegia venusta
Common Name:
 flame vine


 
Botanical Name:
Securidaca diversifolia
Common Name:
Easter flower


 
Botanical Name:
Solandra maxima
Common Name:
golden chalice vine


 
Botanical Name:
Stigmaphyllon sagraeanum


 
Botanical Name:
Strongylodon macrobotrys
Common Name:
jade vine


 
Botanical Name:
Thunbergia grandiflora
Common Name:
Bengal creeper


 
Botanical Name:
Thunbergia mysorensis


 
Botanical Name:
Wagatea spicata
Common Name:
candy corn plant
 

Tropical Plant Conservatory



 
Botanical Name:
 Alpinia rugosa


 
Botanical Name:
Amherstia nobilis
Common Name:
pride of Burma


 
Botanical Name:
Brownea grandiceps


 
Botanical Name:
Calathea burle-marxii


 
Botanical Name:
Calathea lutea


 
Botanical Name:
Costus aff. erythrophyllus


 
Botanical Name:
Costus malortieanus
Common Name:
stepladder plant


 
Botanical Name:
Freycinetia cumingiana


 
Botanical Name:
Heliconia chartacea 'Sexy Pink'


 
Botanical Name:
Marcgravia nepenthoides


 
Botanical Name:
Osa pulchra


 
Botanical Name:
Ouratea theophrasta


 
Botanical Name:
Ruellia colorata


 
Botanical Name:
Tapeinochilos ananassae
Common Name:
pineapple ginger


Photo by Martin Feather
 
Botanical Name:
Warszewiczia coccinea
Common Name:
chaconia

Lisa D. Anness Butterfly Garden
Plot 19b

 


 
Botanical Name:
Anastraphia ilicifolia

   
Botanical Name:
Asclepias curassavica
Common Name:
 scarlet milkweed


 
Botanical Name:
Brya ebenus
Common Name:
Jamaican rain tree


 
Botanical Name:
Calotropis gigantea
Common Name:
 giant milkweed


 
Botanical Name:
Cnidoscolus aconitifolius
Common Name:
chaya


 
Botanical Name:
Conoclinium coelestinum
Common Name:
blue mistflower


 
Botanical Name:
*Justicia brandegeeana
Common Name:
shrimp plant


 
Botanical Name:
 Lantana involucrata
Common Name:
 wild sage


 
Botanical Name:
Melochia tomentosa
Common Name:
teabush


 
Botanical Name:
Odontonema sp.
Common Name:
firespike


 
Botanical Name:
*Pentas lanceolata
Common Name:
Egyptian starclusters


 
Botanical Name:
Psychotria nervosa
Common Name:
wild coffee


 
Botanical Name:
Salvia coccinea
Common Name:
tropical sage


 
Botanical Name:
 Senna species

 
Botanical Name:
 Tournefortia hirsutissima
Common Name:
chiggery-grapes


 
Botanical Name:
Varronia bullata ssp. humilis
Common Name:
butterfly-sage


 
Botanical Name:
Zanthoxylum coriaceum
Common Name:
Biscayne prickly ash

Photos by Arielle Simon