Scientific name - Arabis turrita L.
Synonyms - Erysimum alpinum, Arabis brassicaeformis
Popular names - turicea, cast, arabetta Maggiore
Distribution and Habitat - originated in Europe, grows on limestone cliffs, rocky coasts, in the bushes in the plain region until mountain floor.
Description - annual or perennial species, root systems, branched. Stems 40-70 cm tall. Rosette leaves elliptic or ovate oblong, narrowed to the petiole. Stem leaves sessile, elliptic or lanceolate, the auricula heart amplexicaule, sinuata unevenly toothed, bristle star. Raceme inflorescence often umbeliform flowers tetramere, dialipetale, actinomorfe. Pedicel shorter than the flower. Sepa narrow lanceolate, 5 mm long, stellate glabra and hairy. Petals yellow, oblanceolat cunea, 8-9 mm. Stamens 5-6 mm long. Blooms in April-May. Infrutescentthe more elongated, with long pedicel, 4-9 mm, joined the axis; silicve cured unilateral arched horizontal patents, 8-12 cm x 2-2.6 mm. Seeds round or ovate. 2.5 - 3 mm.
Places where the species was seen - Mount Grappa at 665 m altitude.
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.
Physostegia virginiana - perennial species, rhizomatic, native to North America, grows on wet pastures.
Physostegia virginiana - cultivated as ornamental species in parks and public gardens.
Prenanthes purpurea - rabbit salad
Herbaceous perennial. Stem branched, 25-150 cm, pubescent. Amplexicaule leaves, elliptical, oblong or fidate, margin entire or Pinata-fidata, glauca. Flowers arranged in panicule, ligula flowers are purple, with 5 teeth, tubular flowers absent.
Sinningia speciosa Nees - Gloxinia
Campanula trachelium - bell tapului
Herbaceous perennial, rhizome robust, woody. Stem herbaceous, erect, pubescent, 50-100 cm tall. Leaves basal, 6-10 cm long, petiole, lamina ovat-triangulation, cordiforme, hispida, edge gear, top acuminata, upper leaves are smaller, lanceolata, ruvide, easy side laced, short stalks or Sesi.
Pachira aquatica growing naturally along rivers in Central and South America. Is cultivated in world wide like ornamental, in hedges or solitary. Resistant to drought anf flooding.
The seeds of P. aquatica are delicious raw, boiled or roasted. Young leaves and flowers are also edible. The seeds are high in protein and edible oil.
Viola x wittrockiana