Scientific Name - Geranium argenteum L.
Popular names - geranio Argentino.
Distribution and Habitat - grows on limestone rocks in northern and central Italy to the SE of France from 1600 to 2100 m altitude.
Description - herbaceous perennial, rhizome vertical. Leaves basal, 2-3 cm wide, densely silver-sided sericee; lobe sections, each lobe with three segments linear-oblong, 8-12 cm long stalks. Peduncle 5-10 cm, with two flowers hermaphrodite, pentamere, small bracts. Sepals 5, mucronate at the top, semi-nested. Petals 1.5 cm, obovate, emarginate, pale pink, 10 stamens united at the base, arranged in two vertical superior ovary. Blooms in July and August. Frcut capsule schizocarp skin, 3 cm.
Curiosity - rare species.
Herbaceous perennial, rustic. Rhizome with roots beam. Nastriforme leaves, gathered in bouquets. Raceme blossom or panic, small bracts, perianth campanulata, tepale united at the base, ovata, yellow or orange, 6 stamens attached to corolla tube, ovary inferior. Fruit capsule dehiscence.
Lampranthus aurantiacus. perennial species, succulent native to South Africa. Cultivated as ornamental species for rocarii.
Campanula glomerata species native to Europe, growing in arid environments, pastures and forest edges, 0-1500 m altitude. Seen as ornamental species, ideal for who wants to create a wild flower garden.
Bletilla are easy to grow, to shady borders, where they make a handsome textural combination with ferns.
Lantana camara - aromatic shrub originating from Central and South America, cultivated as an ornamental tree in parks and gardens or as potted plant.
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.
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.
Leycesteria formosa Wall.
Leycesteria formosa, originating from the Himalayas and southwestern China. The species cultivated as ornamental gardens.