Scientific name - Agrimonia eupatoria L.
'Yevpatoriya' is derived from King Mitridate Yevpatoriya (sec I BC) who, by tradition, introduced the plant in traditional therapy.
Synonyms - Agrimonia odorata, Agrimonia officinarum, Agrimonia viscidula.
Popular names - Agrimonia, coada racului, dumbravnica, turita mare, erba di S. Guglielmo, erba del taglio, Sticklewort, Kozonseges parlofu, Gewohnlicher Odermennig.
Distribution and Habitat - grows in arid places with a light shading, along the road to 1500 m altitude. Increase in northern Europe and North America.
Description - perennial, rhizome short, vertically. Stem erect, pubescent, simple or sparsely branched, 30-100 cm tall. In the first year forming a basal rosette of leaves. Basal leaves petiolate, imparipenat-compuse, oblanceolate, margine gear, dark green upper side and gray-white on the underside; 2 stipele to the leaf. The stem ends with a spiriform Raceme 10-30 cm. Flowers pedunculate, pedicel 2 mm long, calyx green, 5 lobes ovat-acute, 1.5 mm long; Corola yellow, 5 petals obovata-elliptic. Blooms in June-September. Fruit achenes, 6 mm long.
Propagation - by seeds and root division. Seeds must be stratified to germinate. Are planted at 12 cm between plants.
Properties and Uses - leaves and flowers, dried in a dry shade. Analgesic properties.
It is contraindicated in persons with heart problems.
Curiosity - Greeks and Romans used it to combat liver disease.
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Bellis perennis L. - bucks
Herbaceous perennial, prostrata, pubescent, 12-20 cm high. Rhizome short, fibrous roots. Leaves arranged in basal rosette, the surface covered with glandular hairs; language spatulate, crenata edge, rib median obvious, ribbed wing. Inflorescences solitary, 1.5-3 cm in diameter, involucre 3.8 mm high, bracts ovata or oval
Acanthus mollis - Bear's Breeches
Native of the Mediterranean area, grows in gardens like ornamentals. Flower can be over 1.8 m tall, the purple-pink bracts contrasting with the white flowers. Prefer shelter and deep, moist soil.
Capparis spinosa L. - caper
Undergrowth, with root wood and lignificate stems at the base, erect in the basal portions. Leaves alternate, two stipele turned into thorns, persistent or obsolete, short stalks, oval or subrotund language, edge entire, flashy, green-glauca. Flowers solitary, peduncle long in upper leaf axilla; calyx of 4 sepa green, Corola of 4 white petals, stamens many red-purple color.
Legousia speculum-veneris - Venus looking-glass
French botanist Legousia is dedicated Legouz name of Garland, founder of the botanical gardens in Digione 1773; speculum-veneris = mirror of Venus because of the corolla form.
Speculum-Veneris Legousia can become invasive of cereal fields.
Ajacis delphinium - annual species, native to southern Europe, cultivated in different forms as ornamental horticulture.
Physalis alkekengi - ripe fruits are edible, are rich in Vitamin C and has diuretic and laxative properties.
Arabis turrita - herbaceous annual native to Europe, growing on limestone cliffs, rocky coasts, in the bushes in the plain region until mountain floor.
Gentiana verna L.
Gentiana verna - a species native to southern central Europe, Russia, England and Ireland, increasing the Alpine and subalpine meadows, wetlands, from 400 to 2600 m altitude.
Acacia anceps - evergreen shrub, 2-3 m tall. Originally from southern Australia, growing in limestone soils on coastal sand and red-brown sands.
Gigabracteata Begonia sp HZ Li & H. Ma. November. in Guangxi, China
Begonia gigabracteata is a plant decide. Tuberous rhizome, 2 cm in diameter. Stipele obsolete. Basal leaves, stalks 4 to 9.2 cm long, cylindrical, reddish or green, with few glandular hairs; language obovata, glabru basis cordata, acuminata top, margin entire or irregular gear, nervatiune palmate-pinnate.
Menzies ferruginea Smith
Shrub 1-2 m tall, thin stalk, reddish brown, slightly pubescent, terminal buds in bouquets, bark red-brown to gray-brown, thin, becomes scaly. Leaves alternate, decidue, nervatiune pinnate, obovata-elliptic, 3-6 cm long, dark green on upper and pale green inside, margins entire or soirees.
Calendula officinalis L. - marigold
Stem herbaceous, 20-50 cm tall, branched, erect. Leaves alternate, rib main evidence and glandular hairs, nervatiune pinnate, basal leaves are oblong-lanceolata, 8-14 x 4-5 cm, Sesia, the reniforma, margin entire, apex round upper leaf stalks are short, narrow lanceolata, 5 x 1.4 cm.