Scientific name - Anchusa italica Retz.
Synonyms - Anchusa Azurea Mill.
Popular names - ox tongue, miruta large buglossa Azzurra, coda di Volpe, lingua di Bue, flower sprays. Originally from the Caucasus.
Distribution and Habitat - grows on cultivated land, from plain to mountains.
Description - herbaceous biennial or perennial. Stem hairy, 20-70 cm high. Leaves alternate, simple, basal leaves are linear-lanceolata, top acute, hairy, median rib obvious. Cimoasa blossom. Calyx persistent, 5 sepa green edges red, with white hairs. Corola dialipetala, blue. Stamens numerous pink-purple. Blooms in April-August.
Tolerances - drought, wet clay soils.
Requirements - grows in the soil deep, fertile, moist.
Propagation - by seed or division. The seeds are alike inApril, in the shelter and is transplanteaza autumn. Germination takes place after 1-4 weeks at 21 ͦ C.
Cultivars and varieties - 'Dropmore' cobalt blue flowers. 'Little John' with dark blue flowers. 'Loddon Royalist' with purple flowers. 'Royal Blue' with intense blue flowers.
Properties and Uses - flowering plants have depurative properties, diuretic, and emollient sudorific be collected in summer.
Leaves can be used in soups.
HP Khara - Indian Medicinal Plants - Springer, 2007
GS Randhawa, NA Mukhopadyay - Floriculture in India - Allied Publishers, 1998
John Wood - Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers - BiblioBazaar, 2009
Joseph Hudak - Gardening with Perennials Month by Month - Timber Press, 2004
Green tea properties
Contains an antioxidant 100 times more powerful and effective than vitamin C and 25 times more effective than vitamin E in protecting cells. Inhibit the growth of new tumor cells and destroy some of the existing ones, without destroying the healthy.
Herbaceous annual, voluble, mono. Strain pentagonal in section, 6 m high. Leaves alternate, 5-7 lobate, the cordata, acuminata peak or acute, margins iregulat needle, 5-7 ribs, limb 15 x 15 cm, 10 cm long, ribbed, hairy. Flowers monoecious, in axillary Cime, long-pedunculate, yellow, 8 cm in diameter.
Tribulus terrestris - the old woman's teeth
Herbaceous annual, prostrata, with branches 80 cm long. Paripenat-compound leaves, 4-8 folio, oblong folio, 4.12 x 4 mm. Sepa 2-4 mm long. Petals 3.6 mm long. Stigma pyramidal-elongated. Blooms in May-September.
Angelica archangel L. - Root Holy Spirit
Angelica, Arcangel, Angelica di Bohemia, archangel, wild celery, wild parsnip, bai zhi, engelwortel, Angélique, Angelika, Brustwurz, Chora, padaganghwal, erva do Espirito Santo, djagill, anschelika, Epiritu raiz del Santo, the root of the Holy Spirit.
Hyacinthus orientalis - bulbous perennial with linear to lance-shaped, channeled, bright green leaves, 15-35 cm long. Is classified as an ornamental, and is native to the Mediterranean region. The essential oils found only in the flowers have been used in cosmetics and soap fragrances.
Dianthus carthusianorum - carnation field
Herbaceous perennial. Stem erect, simple or branched, 25-65 cm, glabra. Leaves opposite, lamina linear-spatulate, 3-13 cm, green edges glabrata. Blossom dense, 4-15 flowers; bractei lanceolata, equal to or greater than the calyx, herbaceous, 4-6 bracteole, brown, oblong-obovata. Pedicel 0.1-2 mm.
Herbaceous perennial species, dioecious. 5 cm diameter stalk. Leaves green to green-yellow with the main rib, which ends with a cylindrical Carcel which is longer than the tongue of the leaf, finished with a pitcher. Blossom panic or Raceme. Digestive glands are located inside the jar walls. Seeds are small and filiforme.
Dianthus barbatus - perennial herb, native to southern Europe, grows at the edge of forests, bushes and meadows. Cultivated in parks and gardens as ornamentals.
Tibouchina urvilleana - shrub, to 4 m high. Belong to the genus Tibouchina about 350 species of shrubs and undergrowth of tropical America, most of them being found across the globe species grown as ornamentals.
Pimelea physodes is a species indigenous to Australia. Stem erect, branched, 0.2-1 m high and 80 cm in diameter. Leaves opposite, Sesia, elliptic, acute nested. Capital terminal, solitary, nutant, large bracts, 4-6 cm, yellow, green, red or purple, perianth roots, the average tube, stamens long.
Soldanella alpina - grows in coniferous forests and grasslands, from 1000 up to 2500 m altitude, moist substrates, rocks, rich in humus.
Erica canaliculata - shrub originating from South Africa, used as an ornamental species in parks and gardens.