Scientific Name - Cardamine bulbifera (L.) Crantz
Popular names - branca, coltisor, cinichioară, coralroot, dentaria minore, dentaria bulbifera.
Distribution and Habitat - native to Europe and Asia Minor, it grows on fertile soils, calcareous 200-1800 m altit., In association with Coryllus avellana, Carpinus betulus, Crataegus laevigata, Fraxinus excelsior, Quercus robur, ursinum Allium, Carex pendula , Hyacinthoides non-scripta, Mercurialis perennis, Lamiastrum galeobdolon.
Description - herbaceous species, perennial, with thick fleshy rhizomes. Stems erect, simple, slightly branched, pubescent, 30-70 cm tall. Lower leaves are pinnate, composed of 3-7 leaflets lanceolate, upper leaves are simple, alternate, lanceolate, serrated edge. The upper arm is bulbili pear leaves, at first purple, then black. Flowers hermaphrodite, tetraAmer joined in type terminal inflorescence corymb; calyx consists of four sepals glabra, green-purple, corolla 4-petaled, open, round tip, red-purple, 6 stamens with yellow anthers, superior ovary. Blooms in April-May. Fruit silicva, 20-35 x 2-5 mm. Seeds ellipsoid, dark gray. 2n = 96.
Propagation - by bulbili.
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.
Pelargonium australe - Muscat
Herbaceous perennial, 50 cm high, sparsely hairy, stems covered with non-glandular hairs. Leaves opposite, lamina ovata, ± circular, 2-9 cm long, 2-8 cm wide, 5-7 lobes, lobes Curl crenata edge, pubescent or ± glabra, 13 cm long stalks. Flowers arranged in umbele, 4.12 flowers pedunculate, 3.10 cm long, pedicel 1-2 cm long. Calyx lobes are 4.7 mm long, 1-6-8 SEPA, 8 mm long.
Erinus alpinus L.
Herbaceous perennial, evergreen. Stem branched, forming bush, 5-15 cm high. Leaves spatulate, 4 cm long, needle tapered. Flowers purple, 1.25 cm diameter, arranged in raceme of 6 cm long. Seeds ellipsoidal, 0.6-0.8 x 0.35-0.45 mm supreafata glossy, dark brown.
Succulent perennial. Short stem with a rosette of leaves at the base. The leaves are 5-7.5 cm long, obovata-spatulate, concave, tomentoase. Blossom side, 20-30 cm long, flowers campanulata, yellow-orange, 5 SEPA, 5 petals, 10 stamens.
Rhipsalis grandiflora Haworth 1819
Tussilago windbag - coltsfoot
From the Latin Tussilago tussis = cough on the plant's medicinal properties, windbag is the old name of poplar because of similarities between these species leaves.
Windbag Tussilago Tussilago is the only species of the genus.
Dioscorides, used potbal leaves as a substitute for tobacco, and to treat cough and asthma.
Aeonium arboreum - tree aeonium
Sunshrub native from Maroc, stem branching, leaves borne at the ends of the branches in rather flat rosettes.
Lantana camara - aromatic shrub originating from Central and South America, cultivated as an ornamental tree in parks and gardens or as potted plant.