Scientific Name - Buxus sempervirens L.
Popular names - buxus, bosso, bossolo, mortella.
Distribution and Habitat - a native of northern Africa, Asia and Europe, up to 800 m altitude. Increases in rare deciduous forests on limestone substrates in sunny exhibition, in association with integerrimus Cotoneaster, Pyrus pyraster, Prunus spinosa and Amelanchier rotundifolia.
Description - evergreen shrub, up to 5 feet tall. Industries inerme, fewer branches. Bark on young green, then yellow-brown. Leaves simple, 3 cm long, oval-elliptical, cunea at base, petiole short, evergreen, dark green and glossy on top, light green and opaque on the bottom. Flowers unisexuate mono; the female are small, gathered in bouquets, yellow-green to white, surrounded by 10 male flowers with four petals. Blooms in March-May. Fruit capsulethe triloculara, about 1 cm, brown, rigid.
Growth rate - slow. Longevity 500 years.
Requirements - moist and well-drained soils, sunny exhibitions.
Propagation - by seedlings.
Properties and Uses - shrub cultivated since ancient times by Greeks and Romans in various forms you shearers. In Ev environment began to be cultivated in backyards and monasteries.
Curiosity - yellow-orange wood, hard and compact.
Nectar-rich flowers are visited by insects.
All organs of the plant contains essential oils and tannins.
Trees and shrubs
Evergreen tree, 15-20 m high. Leaves simple, alternate, coriacee, limb oval edge gear, 2.5-5 cm long, short stalks. Flowers arranged in dense corymb, hermaphrodite, pentamere, white, 1.5 cm in diameter, calyx of 5 SEPA. Fruit capsule, containing 10-20 seeds.
Bush deciduu, wood. Iregulata crown, branches couples glabra, 4-5 m high. Leaves alternate, simple, rough, 12 x 2-4 cm long, the upper part at first is tomentoasa then becomes glabra, opaque green, the underside is silver viloasa easy.
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.
Canarina canariensis - herbaceous, commutes glaucescenta. Endemic from the Canary Islands, Tenerife, grows at the edge of forests, from 300 to 1000 m altitude.
Dombeya tiliacea (Endl.) Planch.
Shrub or small tree, 3.10 x 2.7 m, trunk branched, bark dark gray, rough. Leaves alternate, 4.9 x 3-7 cm, three-lobed basis cordata, margine teeth face bottom covered with fine hairs, stalks pelos, 1-3 cm. Flowers campanulata, 3-4 cm diameter, axillary or terminal, solitary or grouped in a raceme, petals white, obovata.
Physalis alkekengi - ripe fruits are edible, are rich in Vitamin C and has diuretic and laxative properties.
Annona muricata is ornamental species. Fructul is edible as it is consumed fresh, as dessert, or mixed with ice cream or milk. Fruits containing vitamin B (0.07 mg/100g) and C (20 mg/100g), calcium and phosphorus.