Scientific name - Cleome spinosa L.
Popular names - spider flower.
Distribution and Habitat - native to South America.
Description - herbaceous annual. Stem herbaceous, simple, viscid-pubescent, 1 m high. Leaves alternate, petiolate, palmate-compound. Petiole 10-15 cm long, glandular and pubescent. Folio 5-7, onblong-anceolate to elliptic, top acute - acuminata, the conical, 15 cm long, margin entire, glandular-pubescent on the upper surface and slightly pubescent on the underside. Raceme blossom, dense, compact, terminal. Pedicel 5 cm long, glandular pubescent. Bracts foliacee, cordiform ovata, with thorns at the base. Corola 4 petals, pink-red, 3 cm long, elliptic, glabra. Spurs 7 mm long. 6 stamens erect. Ovary green, 4 mm long, glabru. Sepa 4, attenuated, glandular-pubescent. Blooms in May-June. Fruit Silicwill, 3-5 cm long, glabru.
Requirements - well-drained soil in full sun.
Propagation - by seeds, directly into garden soil, spring or in August. Germinate in 10-12 days. Distance between plants 45-60 cm.
Natural partners and Garden - Ageratum houstonianum, Antirrhinum majus, Argyranthemum frutescens, Celosia elegans, Gladiolus callianthus, Monarda didyma, Nicotiana sylvestris, Salvia farinacea, Salvia guarantiaca, Tagetes sp., Verbena bonariensis, Zinnia elegans.
Nigella sativa L.
Nigella sativa - annual species, native to the Mediterranean, the Balkans, Asia Minor, Caucasus, western Asia, India and North Africa.
It was used by Greeks to treat congestion agipteni and nose, toothaches, headaches, abdominal pains, rheumatism, and as a diuretic.
Lampranthus aurantiacus. perennial species, succulent native to South Africa. Cultivated as ornamental species for rocarii.
Originally from Europe and western Asia, growing on wet soils and peat, from plain to 1800 m altitude.
Sedum album - common species in mountain areas in Europe, Asia, North Africa and North America, grows on limestone rocks, up to 2500 m altitude.
Saponaria officinalis - perennial species, rhizome cylindrical, highly branched, crawler, with sterile and fertile shoots. Originally from Europe and Asia, growing on the river, along fences, roads and crops edges.
Rosa gallia L.
Bush, 100-150 cm tall, robust system radically, lignificat produces underground runners. The stems are green, with red points. Leaves imparipenate; 3.7 Folio, oval or elliptical, or short stalks Sesi, evening edge, glabra upper surface and glossy, the lower part is lighter and has many glandular hairs
Acacia sieberiana - tree, 3-25 m tall, rounded crown. Increase in savannah, in semi-arid regions of Africa, from 0-1850 m altitude.
Acacia anceps - evergreen shrub, 2-3 m tall. Originally from southern Australia, growing in limestone soils on coastal sand and red-brown sands.