Scientific Name - Caesalpinia gilliesii (Hook) Wall.
Synonyms - Poinciana gilliesii Hook
Popular names - poinciana, espiga de amor, desert bird of Paradise.
Distribution and Habitat - native in the temperate and subtropical regions of South America.
Description - shrub 4 m high, deciduu. Young branches are tomentoase. Leaves 15-25 cm double-pinnate compound, pinnate compound leaflets 8-13. Flowers in terminal raceme, bracts decidue, pedicel yellowish brown glandulous bristled, small cell, Campanula, five sepa-free, yellow, curved, nested, oblong-elliptic, 1-1.5 cm, 5 petals, 2-3 cm, 10 stamens, 5-10 cm long, red, thread-like style. Blooms in May-September. Fruit capsule, 6-8 cm, patented, curved tubers, containing 6-8 seeds, seeds subgloboase with albumen.
Growth rate - fast.
Tolerances - very tolerantdrought.
Requirements - exhibitions prefer sunny or partially shaded, well-drained soils.
Management - regular watering during periods of prolonged drought.
Propagation - by seeds.
Properties and Uses - species cultivated as ornamental species in parks and gardens.
Curiosity - unripe seeds are irritating to the digestive tract, causing diarrhea.
Trees and shrubs
Buddleja davidii - butterfly bush
The genus name 'Buddleja' is given by Adam Budd. Name 'davidii' is given by the French naturalist and missionary Father Armand David, who discovered the species in 1869.
Infected or invasive species.
Evergreen ornamental plant of the Theaceae family, native from Eastern Asia, its origin is still controversial, being considered by some as species indigenous from Japonia and, by others, from China. It was introduced into Europe by the Portuguese in 1542 and soon spread to Spain, England, France and Italy; into United States at the beginning of the 18th century, and in Australia during the mid 19th century.
Laurus nobilis - on time and stay Greeks, laurel branches were used to make crowns for the heads of heroes, and to honor poets.
Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
Evergreen tree, 25-70 m high x 5 m diameter trunk base. Ritidom rough, exfoliating in gray is the upper of the trunk and branches, in long strips. 12-15 x 12-25 mm buds. Leaves are opposite, in pairs, united among themselves in the green-glauca, 6-15 cm long, adult leaves alternate, 15-35 cm long, lanceolata and arched, the asymmetric top long-acuminata, sturdy stalks.
Sophora derived from Arabic and means tree with pea flowers. Specific epithet is in honor davidii Abbe Armand David, a French missionary and naturalist who contributed to the knowledge of flora and fauna of China.
Sophora davidii is from Hubei, China, where it grows on rocky places at elevations of 1 000 - 3 500 m.
Tithonia rotundifolia - annual species, native to Mexico and Central Aerica, cultivated as ornamental species.
Tilia cordata - Small-leaved lime, lime hill
Scientific Name - Tilia cordata
Synonyms - Tilia parvifolia Ehrh., Tilia ulmifolia Purpose ..
Names of people - small-leaved lime, lime sulfur, lime hill, Littleleaf Linden, Lindenbluten, Tiliae flos, Fleur de Tilleul.
Distribution and Habitat - originating in Europe, grows on nutrient-rich soil in warm areas.
Description - tree, 20 feet tall. Trunk as thick (can reach up to 1 m diameter). Bark on young specimens is smooth, gray to dark gray becomes mature specimens or brown, pitted. Crown oval, conical. Olive-green stems, at first pubescent then glabrata. Buds 4-6 mm long, usually two outer scales unequal, shiny, olive-green to red-brown, terminal bud is absent. Leaves alternate, simple, subrotunde - ovate, 5-7 c
Tilia cordata - tree, native of Europe, increases in nutrient-rich soil in warm areas.
Lime flowers are the most popular remedy for colds and flu, tea is used to treat headaches, anxiety and nervous tension.
Campanula spicata - Alpine endemic species which grows on calcareous rocks, cultivated as ornamental species for rock garden.
Dasiphora fruticosa - deciduu shrub, native of Asia, grows on wet soils and wet rocks.