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
Caesalpinia gilliesii - a species native to temperate and subtropical regions of South America, grown on every continent as an ornamental species in parks and gardens, may naturalize in areas where the climate is favorable.
Ostrya carpinifolia - used as an ornamental species for gardens, parks and green street.
Ostrya is derived from Greek 'Ostrya', referring to the shape of bracts that protect the fruit.
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.
Spartium junceum - native to the Canary Islands and Mediterranean Basin, grows in arid places, ground limestone, from plain to 600-2000 m, in association with Quercus pubescens, Quercus ilex, Fraxinus ornus, Cotinus coggygria.
Salvia nemorosa - perennial species, native to southeastern Europe, with an area richer in Carpatico-Danubian region, increases the arid grasslands of the plains up to 1000 m altitude.
Thlaspi montanum L.
Thlaspi montanum var. montanum is toxic and cause death of larvae of Pieris rapa.
Thlaspi montanum var. siskiyouense is a serpentine endemic from southwestern Oregon.
Kigelia is a genus with a singke species, which is cultivated as an ornamental tree.
Sausage tree is a tree whit a invasive root system, so keep it clear of buildings and paving.
Symphoricarpos - Hurmuz
Shrubs decide, prostate or erect, 90-120 cm, originating in the U.S.. Buds scaly, 1.5 mm long. Leaves simple, opposite, short petiolate, 7 cm long. Raceme blossom. Campanulata Flowers in raceme children. Calyx tube slightly globos; Corola campanulata, 4-5 lobes. Fruit drupe, 1-1.5 cm in diameter, S. albus and S. occidentalis fruits white, pink-coral S. orbiculatus fruit. A fruit contains two seeds oblongata.