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.
Allium schoenoprasum is used as an ornamental species for borders or pots.
Leaves eaten cooked or raw with oil and fish. Leaves used like raw onions or garlic in a salad.
Pimelea physodes is a species indigenous to Australia. Stem erect, branched, 0.2-1 m high and 80 cm in diameter. Leaves opposite, Sesia, elliptic, acute nested. Capital terminal, solitary, nutant, large bracts, 4-6 cm, yellow, green, red or purple, perianth roots, the average tube, stamens long.
Tithonia rotundifolia - annual species, native to Mexico and Central Aerica, cultivated as ornamental species.
Bletilla are easy to grow, to shady borders, where they make a handsome textural combination with ferns.
Petasites hybridus - big skid
Perennial herbaceous plant, dioica. Rhizome hectic, thick, fleshy, short, thick with runners. Strain empty. Leaves large, round or reniforme basis cordata, iregulat edge gear, 100 x 60 cm, the bottom of the molding is covered with white fuzz, nervatiune palmate, petiole long, purple.
Stachys Byzantine - perennial species, native to southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia, grows on dry slopes at the edge of forests, up to 2000 m altitude.
Prunus serotina - a native of North America, grows on the edge of forests on sandy soils and poor.
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.
Evergreen ornamental plant of the Theaceae family, native from Eastern Asia, its origin is still controversial, being considered by some as species indigenous from Japonia and, by others, from China. It was introduced into Europe by the Portuguese in 1542 and soon spread to Spain, England, France and Italy; into United States at the beginning of the 18th century, and in Australia during the mid 19th century.