09
Jan
2009
Epimedium alpinum
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Name the genre, Epimedium, has been given by Luigi Anguillara (1571-1570) and later, in 1739, Linnaeus named the species Epimedium alpinum.

Rizomatoase two perennial species (Epimedium pubigerum and Epimedium alpinum) originating from southern Europe. Stem erect, to 25-38 cm tall, round, smooth, horizontal rhizome. Decidue or semi-evergreen leaves, cordiforme, acuminata, cilia-soirees, petiolate, 13 cm long, green becoming bronze in the fall, Pendente. Raceme 12-20 type blossom with small flowers, one flower is 12 mm in diameter, concave obtuse sepa 4 red 4 yellow-cream petals, appearing before the leaves. Infloresup in April-May. Fruit capsule silicviforma, 2 valves, valve dorsal minor is decided.

Grow on soils rich in humus, fertile, well drained, in exhibitions semiumbrite or shady.

Multiply by seeds in cold greenhouse, by division in autumn or after flowering. Plants are planted in spring field enriched with organic matter. Late winter, cut off old foliage.

In traditional medicine of East Asia, aerial parts of Epimedium species (E. grandiflorum, E. koreanum, E. SAGITTATUM, E. pubescens) are used to treat kidney problems, impotence, infertility in women, reumatismului, hypertension, asthma.

The ornamentation is given along with Muscari sp., Hyacinthoides hispanica, Hosta sp., Helleborus sp..

References

Barbara Ellis - Taylor's Guide to Growing North America's Favorite Plants - Houghton Mifflin, 2000

David S. MacKenzie - Ground Covers - Timber Press, 2006

Harrison L. Flint - Landscape Plants foe Eastern North America - Wiley, 1997

W. George Schmid - An Encyclopedia of Shade Perennials - Timber Press, 2002

Photos
Top
See also
Top
Flowers
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.

 
Paeonia lactiflora

Herbaceous perennial, 50-80 cm tall, vigorous root-branched, cylindrical, 5-20 cm long and 1-2.5 cm in diameter. Strain fasciculated, erect, branched in upper parts. Leaves alternate, Terni-compound, the last segment with red ribbed, oblong-elliptic; foliolele are ongust-ovata or elliptic, 8-12 x 2-4 cm. 6.10 cm long stalks

 
Legousia speculum-veneris - Venus looking-glass

French botanist Legousia is dedicated Legouz name of Garland, founder of the botanical gardens in Digione 1773;  speculum-veneris = mirror of Venus because of the corolla form.

Speculum-Veneris Legousia can become invasive of cereal fields.

 
Campanula trachelium - bell tapului

Herbaceous perennial, rhizome robust, woody. Stem herbaceous, erect, pubescent, 50-100 cm tall. Leaves basal, 6-10 cm long, petiole, lamina ovat-triangulation, cordiforme, hispida, edge gear, top acuminata, upper leaves are smaller, lanceolata, ruvide, easy side laced, short stalks or Sesi.

 
Impatiens balsamina

Impatiens balsamina - a species herbaceous annual, native to China and India. cultivated as ornamental plants in parks and gardens. It can be grown as potted plants, but watered regularly.

 
Magnoliopsida
Aesculus hippocastanum - common horsechestnut

Aesculus hippocastanum - is used in parks and gardens, the tree line, solitary or in groups. The flowers are bees, and seeds contain starch, protein, tannin, saponin and edible oil, which can be manufactured soap, technical oil, glue, medicines. Species not produce forest wood is of poor quality.

 
Cyphomandra betacea

Cyphomandra betacea - small tree, native of Peru and Chile, in tropical forests, at 700-2000 m altitude. It is grown in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela and New Zealand for its edible fruit, or ornamental tree. Fruits can be eaten cooked or raw in salads and desserts. It is shown that the seeds and skin to be removed. Fruits contain protein, vitamin C and E, vitamin A.

 
Pittosporum tobira

Shrub 4 m high, dense crown. Bark brown, rough. Leaves persistent, coriacee, simple, language spatulate, entire edge, top round, the obovata, central rib obvious, and glossy dark green upper side, more open bottom, glabra, arranged in vertical false. Blossom umbela

 
Aphelandra squarrosa

Bush or undergrowth, 30-60 cm. Leaves petiolate, oblong-elliptic, entire, 25-30 x 7-10 cm, spiny-toothed, crenate or sinuous lobate, grooved records and white ribs. Blossom terminal or axillary, pyramidal spike. Flowers Sesi, yellow bractei large to ovata lanceolata. Calyx 8-10 mm. Corola yellow, 3.8-5 cm, corolla tube 3-3.5 cm, upper petal is erect, about 8 mm, biloba, lower petal is tri-lobate

 
Menzies ferruginea Smith

Shrub 1-2 m tall, thin stalk, reddish brown, slightly pubescent, terminal buds in bouquets, bark red-brown to gray-brown, thin, becomes scaly. Leaves alternate, decidue, nervatiune pinnate, obovata-elliptic, 3-6 cm long, dark green on upper and pale green inside, margins entire or soirees.

 
   Add to iGoogle
Last posts

Categories

Links