Scientific name - Walt bignonioides Catalpa.
Popular names - the tree of cigarettes, tropetenbaum, kutuhlpa, Albero dei Cigars, Indian bean tree, Southern catalpa.
Distribution and Habitat - a native of south-eastern United States in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi.
Description - deciduu tree, 3-10 m tall. Brown bark. Leaves long petiolate, cordiforme, 12-15 cm long, toothed Irregular edge on the lower green and pubescent. Panic inflorescence terminal, 15-20 cm. Corolla white, 4-5 cm. 2 stamens. Bilocular ovary. Blooms in May-June. Fruit cylindrical capsule, shuttle, 20-35 cm. Seeds wings, covered with short hairs.
Tolerances - adapts to any type of soil.
Requirements - prefer fertile soil and sunny exhibitions.
Properties and Uses - grown as a treernamental.
Curiosity - like Catalpa includes 11 species originating from temperate areas of Asia and America.
Trees and shrubs
Fraxinus excelsior - Ash
Deciduu tree, 30-40 m high, stem right, branched at the top, crown ovoid, large and rare. A young bark is smooth, light gray green and mature forms at the thick crust with a small crack, dark color. Lujerii round, flattened at the bud, glabra, green-olive trees, with dark buds.
Evergreen shrub, 2-3 m high, stem thin, highly ramified, almost glabru. Leaves alternate, petiolate, membranous, paripenat compound, 2-3 pairs of folio; stipele linear, obsolete, or oblong-folio oblonga lanceolata, 5 x 1 cm, top acute or obtuse, base round and asymmetrical, the ventral green, glabra .
Asclepias currasavica - scarlet milkweed
Asclepias currasavica - species used as ornamental plants for small gardens, in combination with other herbs such as Echinacea purpurea, Ratibida pinnata, ornamental grasses.
Liana Wood, single, semi-evergreen, perennial. Strain gray-brown with prominent lenticele. Leaves alternate, palmately-compound, 5 folio ribbed stipelate. Oblonga call to Foliolele ovat-elliptic, the round, ribbed 4.5 to 10 cm long. Raceme axillary blossom, clocks, male flowers are arranged terminal
Acanthus mollis - Bear's Breeches
Native of the Mediterranean area, grows in gardens like ornamentals. Flower can be over 1.8 m tall, the purple-pink bracts contrasting with the white flowers. Prefer shelter and deep, moist soil.
Betula alba - species, ornamental, decorative crown shape and color of bark, in parks and gardens. The bark is rich in tannins, is used in cosmetics.
Physostegia virginiana - perennial species, rhizomatic, native to North America, grows on wet pastures.
Physostegia virginiana - cultivated as ornamental species in parks and public gardens.
Ceratonia siliqua L.
Dioecious tree, 8 meters high. Body iregulat, erect with the latita. Gray-brown bark with longitudinal fissures. Vast and dense crown. The branches are fine young tomentoase become glabrata with timpu. Leaves persistent, alternate, paripenat-compound, with 2.5 pairs of Folio, ovata, coriacee, margin entire, glossy dark green on the upper