Scientific Name - Gymnadenia conopsea
Popular names - ura, limba cucului, Handwurz, Tarbibics, manina rosea, fragrant orchid.
Distribution and Habitat - originated in Europe and Asia, grows on grasslands, rocky grassy, hilly regions up to the alpine zone.
Description - Perennial species, geofita, tubers bifida with thick roots. Stems erect, cylindrical, rarely edge, high 10-50 cm tall, green-yellow. Caulinare Leaves 6-9, linear or narrow-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, canaliculi front, inside hull edges denticulated fine papillae. Light-purple or pink flowers, grouped in loose cylindrical inflorescence. Bloom in April-August. Fruit capsules erect, flat seeds.
Propagation - by tubers.
Properties and Uses - can be planted in parks and public gardensice, or rocks on the grassy lawn.
Curiosity - Gymnadenia genus name comes from the Greek words 'gymnos' = empty and 'Aden' = gland.
Encyclia Hanbury (Lindley) Schlechter, 1914.
Herbaceous perennial, evergreen. Pseudobulb 8 x 4 cm. 1.2 leaves, elliptic-lanceolata, or elliptic-oblong, obtuse, 23 x 3 cm. Raceme blossom or panic, 100 cm long, 15-35 flowers, flower 5 cm diameter.
Bletilla are easy to grow, to shady borders, where they make a handsome textural combination with ferns.
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.
Petunia hybrida - herbaceous, annual, used as an ornamental species in parks, gardens and terraces. Hybrid species derived from Petunia integrifolia and Petunia axillaris by Atkins in 1834.
Nemophila maculata - a species endemic in California, Nevada and Sierra Sacramento Valley provinces, increases from 0 to 3100 m altitude cultivated for ornamental purposes in all regions of the world.
Galanthus elwesii - bulbous species, native to Asia Minor, was discovered in western Turkey, in 1874, by HJ Elwes.
Aloe vera Mill.
Hedychium coronarium - white ginger
Herbaceous perennial, 1-1.5 m inaltme, fleshy rhizome. Leaves alternate, decidue, language sessile 28-40 x 4.7 cm, narrow elliptic, apex long-acuminata, the acute glabra on top, the furry bottom steps. Flowering 4.10 x 3.6 cm. Bractei persistent ovat-triangulation, green, 4-7 x 2-4 cm, margins membranous.