Scientific name - Felicia amelloides
Genus Felicia was named the Cassini AHG in 1818 by Felix, a German official at Regensburg who died in 1846.
Felicia amelloides first cinerary amelloides was named by Linnaeus in 1763 and in 1894 named Felicia amelloides.
Popular names - blue felicia bush, shrubby Felicia Blue Marguerite, Paris Daisy, bloumagriet, Blouse-asterjie.
Distribution and Habitat - grows in coastal regions of Cape Province (South Africa), up to 1000 m altitude.
Description - evergreen undergrowth, 30-60 x 50 cm, highly branched stem. Leaves opposite, linear to ovata, whole, Sesi. Calatidiu blossom, terminal, 3.5 cm diameter. Blooms in May-June.
Growth rate - fast.
Tolerant - wind and drought.
Requirements - sandy soil with organic matter adaus, well-drained, prefers morning sun and afternoon shade.
Management - Past flowers are clipped to encourage new flourishing.
Propagation - by seeds and seedlings in the spring.
Diseases and pests -
Cultivars and varieties - 'Astrid Thomas' blue flowers, 'Monstrosa' flowers than 7 cm in diameter, 'Santa Anita Variegata' stipelate green leaves and white, 3-5 cm in diameter, 'Variegata' leaves with white edges.
Properties and Uses -
Myth, Legend and Folklore -
Allan M. Armitage - Armitage's Manual of Annuals, Biennials and Half-Hardy Perennials - Timber Press, 2001
David S. MacKenzie - Timber Press Pocket Guide to Ground Covers - Timber Press, 2006
Shane Smith, Marjorie Leggitt - Greenhouse Gardener's Companion - Fulcrum, 2000
Trees and shrubs
Annona muricata is ornamental species. Fructul is edible as it is consumed fresh, as dessert, or mixed with ice cream or milk. Fruits containing vitamin B (0.07 mg/100g) and C (20 mg/100g), calcium and phosphorus.
Teline nervosa - endemic of the Canary Islands, rape increases from 650 to 700 m altitude, in association with Aeonium undulatum, Carlina salicifolia, Crambe pritzelii, Hypericum canariensis, Olea europaea subsp. cerasiformis, Sonchus leptocephalus.
Liquidambar styraciflua - a native of North and Central America, grows in forests of Pinus sp. and Quercus sp. 900 to 200 m altitude.
Robinia pseudoacacia - Acacia
Tree, 25 m high, crown iregulata, oval, open. Maroni stalk, thin, tomato-brown of thorns present 1.5-2.5 cm long. Small buds superimposed. Leaves alternate, imparipenat-compound, 7-19 folio elliptical, obovata, opposite, entire edge, nervatiune pinnate, 4-5 cm long, green or green glauca, are yellow in autumn.
Diospyros kaki L. - Khaki
Monoecious tree, 6-12 m high. Trunk erect, conical crown, brown bark is exfoliating in small plates. Leaves fell, coriacee, alternate, language oval-elliptic, margin entire, top acuminata, the attenuated, shiny green on top and pubescent towards the bottom, 7-20 x 4.10 cm, petiole 1-1.5 cm long.
Aster amellus - a species native to Europe and Asia, common in the collinear, dry and sunny at the edge boschetelor grow on limestone bedrock, from 0 to 800 m altitude.
Physalis alkekengi - ripe fruits are edible, are rich in Vitamin C and has diuretic and laxative properties.
Stylosa Phuopsis annual herbaceous plant, native to eastern Turkey and northern Iran, used as an ornamental species.
Tussilago windbag - coltsfoot
From the Latin Tussilago tussis = cough on the plant's medicinal properties, windbag is the old name of poplar because of similarities between these species leaves.
Windbag Tussilago Tussilago is the only species of the genus.
Dioscorides, used potbal leaves as a substitute for tobacco, and to treat cough and asthma.
Sedum album - common species in mountain areas in Europe, Asia, North Africa and North America, grows on limestone rocks, up to 2500 m altitude.
A new species of Eugenia from southeastern Brazil
Salix reticulata is a shrub alpine areas grows, from 1800-2700 m altitude in association with Silene acaulis and Dryas octopetala.
Verbascum blattaria - Herbaceous biennial, glabra bottom of the stem and glandular hairs towards the top, grows spontaneously in the desert and the hot side of cultivated fields, rivers and channels, up to 800 m altitude.