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
Cichorium intybus - Chicory
Herbaceous biennial or perennial. Stem erect, with branches hispida, geniculate .30 to 120 cm tall. Roots spindle, long on break leaving a bitter white latex. Basal leaves in rosette, petiolate, lamina oblong-lanceolata, lirat-pinatifide or toothed, 30 x 12 cm. The leaves are caulinare Sesi, alternate, oblong-lanceolata.
Aloe vera Mill.
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.
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
Glycine max - soybean
Asclepias fruticosa - shrub native from South Africa, introduced in the Mediterranean for textiles.
Sedum acre - perennial species, succulent, native to Europe and the Mediterranean Basin, from 600 to 2200 m altitude, common dry soil, sand, walls, rocks and limestone soils.
Saponaria officinalis - perennial species, rhizome cylindrical, highly branched, crawler, with sterile and fertile shoots. Originally from Europe and Asia, growing on the river, along fences, roads and crops edges.
Herbaceous perennial calcifuga, dioica, 30 cm high, caespitosa, densely pubescent. Prostrata strain or upward. Leaves acute seriacee with obvious central rib, lower leaves 9 x 1.5 cm subspatulate to oblong-lanceolata, ribbed, those of the middle stem is elliptical to oblong-lanceolata, united at the base.
Dovyalis caffra - kei-apple
Dovyalis caffra - fruit edible, with a high vitamin C content (80-120 mg/g), potassium (600 mg), and makes an excellent jam.
Lotus maculatus Breitf.
Herbaceous, with the stem wood, under-shrub pendulum. Strain up to 1.5 m high, glabra, gray-green silky, internoduri 35-45 mm stipele children. Leaves imparipenat, 5 folio; foliole 10-25 x 1 mm, subulate or linear, convex upper and concave lower edges entire, top obtuse-rounded, surface moderately pubescent.
Psidium araucanum is a new species discovered in southern Brazil
Genus Psidium L. is characterized by simple leaves, opposite, with nervatiune Pinata, flower solitary, axillary or Raceme small, large number of stamens arranged in spiral, ovary inferior.
Doronicum grandiflorum - geofita rizomatoasa, native to southern Europe, the Iberian Peninsula and the Balkans, growing on calcareous substrates in mountain and alpine floor, the debris, slopes from 2000-2500 m altitude.