Scientific name - Akebia quinata (Houtt.) Decne.
It was introduced in Europe in 1845.
Synonyms - Rajani quin (Houtt.), Akena micrantha (Nakai)
Popular names - chocolate comes fiveleaf akebia, akebi I-reum.
Distribution and Habitat - increase in forest edge, along rivers, on clay soils in full sun, the odds of 300-1500 m. A native of Japan, China, and Korea.
Description - liana wood, single, semi-evergreen, perennial. Strain gray-brown with prominent lenticele. Leaves alternate, palmately-compound, 5 folio ribbed stipelate. Oblonga call to Foliolele ovat-elliptic, the round, ribbed 4.5 to 10 cm long. Raceme axillary blossom, clocks, male flowers are arranged terminal, 6-7 curved stamens, female flowers have3.5 SEPA, purple to red; female flowers are larger than the male. Blooms in April-May, first female flowers bloom, and after few days the men. Fruit follicles, 5-11 cm long, purple-gray, Parga in September-October, about 200 seeds per fruit cintine. Seeds small, shiny, brown or black.
Growth rate - fast.
Tolerances - tolerate drought conditions. Not tolerate acidic soils.
Requirements - rather poor soils, wetlands, the exhibition a sunny or partial shading.
Management - each fall can be clipped to ground level.
Propagation - by semilignificati stem cuttings in May-June. The seeds soon after ripening fruit.
Cultivars and varieties - Akebia quin var. polyphylla, Akebia quin var. yiehii.
Properties and Uses - China and Japan in the dry strain is used as a diuretic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer and antioxidant. Suitable for bonsai.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Flowering Vines - Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1999
Joseph P. Hou, Jin Youyu - The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes - Rotledge, 2005
Trees and shrubs
Malacothamnus fasciculatus Greene
Evergreen shrub, vigorous, well branched, 1-4.5 m high. The stem and leaves are pubescent, stellate hairs. Leaves alternate, petiolate; language ovat-round, palmate lobate, 0-7 lobes rounded, toothed margins, 2.11 cm. Blossom spike, flowers Sesi.
Teline nervosa - endemic of the Canary Islands, rape increases from 650 to 700 m altitude, in association with Aeonium undulatum, Carlina salicifolia, Crambe pritzelii, Hypericum canariensis, Olea europaea subsp. cerasiformis, Sonchus leptocephalus.
Lonicera xylosteum - shrub originating from Europe, the Caucasus and Siberia, growing at the edge of deciduous forests, from lowland to 1600 m altitude. They prefer warm places and limestone associated with Cornus sanguinela, Ligustrum vulgare, Prunus padus and Rubus idaeus.
Corylus avellana - hazelnut
Corylus avellana - shrub, common in Europe and western Asia, from plains to 1,200 m altitude, increase in association with Acer pseudoplatanus, Crataegus laevigata, Crataegus monogyna, Fraxinus excelsior, Lonicera xylosteum, Salix caprea, Sambucus nigra and Sorbus aria.
Primula cousin - cuckoo boot
Primula cousin - Herbaceous perennial with cylindrical rhizome, native to Europe and Asia, grows through meadows, sunny pastures, edges of woods, from hills to the alpine region.
Helianthemum nummularium - Rock Rose
Scientific name, Helianthemum numularium, derived from the Greek Helios = sun and the Latin word indicating the currency, numumus = currency, because the flowers that sparkle in sunlight like a golden coin.
Thlaspi montanum L.
Thlaspi montanum var. montanum is toxic and cause death of larvae of Pieris rapa.
Thlaspi montanum var. siskiyouense is a serpentine endemic from southwestern Oregon.
Stem very thin, erect, branched, finely pubescent, 15-45 cm high. Leaves ovat until obovata-oblong, ribbed, few soirees, top obtuse, base narrow, glabra, slightly pubescent, thin, upper leaves are smaller. Flowers in bunches, axillary, pedicel pubescent, less than or equal to calyx, calyx pubescent, lobes 3 short and 2 longer lobes. Corola white or blue-violet. Blooms in July-September.