Scientific name - vary Coronilla L.
Synonyms - Securigera vary (L.) P. Lassen
Popular names - Erba Ginestra, Cornette ginestrina, vecciarini.
Distribution and Habitat - native to SE Europe, grows on limestone rocks and ravines, arid plains, along the streets, from 0 to 1200 m altitude.
Description - herbaceous perennial. Strains prostrato-ascending, branched, 20-120 cm. Imparipenat Leaves compound, 5-8 (11) pairs of leaflets, 6-20 x 3-12 mm, oblong or elliptic, mucronate, the lower foliole glauca; stipele 2-6 mm, free, membranous. Umbel inflorescence, 5-20 flowers, 2.5 cm diameter. Corolla 10-15 mm, white, pink or purple blooms in June-August. Fruit pods, 20-60 mm.
Curiosity - The genus name derives from the Latin 'corona' with reference to the available flowers blossom.
Heliosperma pusillum - herbaceous perennial, native to southern Europe, grows on limestone ravines, from 1000 to 2500 m altitude.
Polemonium caeruleum - species used as ornamental plants in gardens with spontaneous or rock gardens. Are planted at 30 cm distance between plants.
Gentiana crucial - originated in southern, central and eastern Europe, it grows on sunny pastures on limestone soils, from 200 to 2000 m altitude.
Allium cepa L. - onion
Herbaceous biennial, bulb white, gold, red or purple, 5-8 x 3.10 cm. Leaves persistent, 4-10, fistula, 30-100 x 3-20 mm. Umbela blossom persistent, erect, compact, rear obsolete, ovata, ± equal, leading to acute acuminata.
Digitalis purpurea - ornamental species, the size and elegant in almost any soil type and situation.
Digitalis purpurea digitalina contains a powerful drug used for heart disease. London was introduced in the 1650s in the pharmacopoeias.
Daphne mezereum - spurge Laurel
Daphne mezereum - deciduu shrub, native of Europe and Western Asia, cultivated as an ornamental shrub.
All species of the genus Daphne are toxic. Contact with fruit juice or resin skin irritation.
Actinotus periculosus (Apiaceae), new perennial species in Australia
Acca sellowiana is a slow-growing, evergreen shrub, a native of South America, is now widely grown in the tropics and warm climates as an ornamental, and for its fruit. In late spring it produces quantities of flowers with proeminent red stamens and pinky-white edible petals. After flowering, the foliage can be hard pruned into any shape.