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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Anthyllis vulneraria L. - head Turcului, harmful
Herbaceous perennial herb, polymorphic, rhizome. Prostrata strain or ascending, pubescent, hairs white, 5-40 cm high. Basal leaves, arranged in rosette, stems leaves alternate, imparipenat-compound, folio oblong-linear, foliole terminal is greater than the side glabrata or slightly pubescent on the upper face, lower face and Seto.
Laurus nobilis - on time and stay Greeks, laurel branches were used to make crowns for the heads of heroes, and to honor poets.
Kallstroemia Max (L.) Hook. & Arn.
Evergreen shrub, 2-3 m high, stem thin, highly ramified, almost glabru. Leaves alternate, petiolate, membranous, paripenat compound, 2-3 pairs of folio; stipele linear, obsolete, or oblong-folio oblonga lanceolata, 5 x 1 cm, top acute or obtuse, base round and asymmetrical, the ventral green, glabra .
Aloe vera Mill.
Nicotiana alata - perennial species, native to Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. The genus name 'Nicotiana' was given in honor of Jean Nicot of Villemain, French consul in Lisbon, which in 1560 sent seeds to France.
Solidago caesia - blue-stemmed goldenrod
Solidago box to - perennial species, native to North America, grows naturally in dry soils on roadsides.
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.
Tropaeolum majus L. - nasturium, Capucine
Tropaeolum majus is originally from Peru, which grows along the coasts and forests of hardwood. Also in Peru, is cultivated to prepare salads. The leaves are rich in minerals, vitamin C and a natural antibiotic.
Actinotus periculosus (Apiaceae), new perennial species in Australia
Ostrya carpinifolia - used as an ornamental species for gardens, parks and green street.
Ostrya is derived from Greek 'Ostrya', referring to the shape of bracts that protect the fruit.
Jasminum nudiflorum Lindl.
Decidua species native to China. Green stems, 60-90 cm high, 1-2 m diameter, edges, form adventitious roots. Brownish-red buds, ovoizi. Decidue leaves, opposite, pinnate-compound, 3 leaflets oblong, Sesi. Flowers solitary, six petals, 1-2 cm in diameter. Flowering period from January to March, before leaf. Baca fruit, fleshy, ripening black.
Sinningia speciosa Nees - Gloxinia