Scientific Name - Hamamelis mollis
Popular names - Chinese Witch Hazel, Shina mansaku.
Distribution and Habitat - native to China (Anhui, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan), at altitudes of 800-1400 m, which grows beside Quercus serrata, Corylopsis sinensis, Castanea seguinii, simsii Rhododendron, Hosta ventricosa and Linder sp ..
Description - deciduu shrub, 5 feet tall. Bark nearly black. Young branches are pubescent. Bud stems, oblong, tomentosi, floral buds ready each March. Leaves broad-elliptic obovat, cuspidata, the oblique cordata, winding-gear, acuminata short, stellate tomentoase, 10-12 cm long, petiole short, stipele 19 mm, linear lanceolate, tomentoase the outside inside glabra, obsolete. The reddish yellow flowers, each inflorescence consists of 3-4 flowers or short Pedunculated Sesi, calyx consists of four SEPALis at the inside are purple, 4 x 3 mm, and outer tomentosla glabru inside; Corola of 4 yellow petals, arranged alternate with calyx lobes, 18 x 1 mm, Sesi, blooms in December-March, before leaf. Entomofila pollination (made by insects). Fruit capsule.
Requirements - soil moist, acidic and moderately fertile.
Propagation - by grafting, may be on Alnus, Betula and Hamamelis.
Partners garden - Galanthus nivalis, Hedera helix 'Goldheart', Elaeagnus pungens, Taxus baccata 'fastigiata'.
Properties and Uses - leaves and bark contain tannins acid. Astrigente properties were used against diarrhea and hemorrhoids.
Curiosity - species, Hamamelis molis, was introduced to Europe by British explorer Charles Maries in 1879. In the spring of 1878 found this species in Lushan Mountains.
Anthyllis vulneraria L. - head Turcului, harmful
Herbaceous perennial herb, polymorphic, rhizome. Prostrata strain or ascending, pubescent, hairs white, 5-40 cm high. Basal leaves, arranged in rosette, stems leaves alternate, imparipenat-compound, folio oblong-linear, foliole terminal is greater than the side glabrata or slightly pubescent on the upper face, lower face and Seto.
Anchusa italica Retz. - Ox tongue, large miruta
Anchusa italica species is a perennial or biennial, erect stem, up to 150 cm high, much branched, rarely simple, hispida. Originally from the Mediterranean.
Evergreen shrub or small tree, 1-2 m high. Branched or with a single stem, thin, often branched stalk with fine hairs, covered with scars of fallen leaves. Leaves alternate, elliptic-round, 5-15 x 5-10 mm, top and tapered-round basis, margins finely toothed or entire, glossy dark green on upper side, more pale green inside; countries, glabra, occasionally glandular, ribbed very short.
Prunus laurocerasus L.
Shrub or small tree, 6 m high. Leaves evergreen, alternate, coriacee, lamina lanceolata-obovata, top acute, base cuneata, upper surface glossy green, the bottom is opaque, ribbed clear, ribbed robust short.
Bellis perennis L. - bucks
Herbaceous perennial, prostrata, pubescent, 12-20 cm high. Rhizome short, fibrous roots. Leaves arranged in basal rosette, the surface covered with glandular hairs; language spatulate, crenata edge, rib median obvious, ribbed wing. Inflorescences solitary, 1.5-3 cm in diameter, involucre 3.8 mm high, bracts ovata or oval
Trees and shrubs
Acacia sieberiana - tree, 3-25 m tall, rounded crown. Increase in savannah, in semi-arid regions of Africa, from 0-1850 m altitude.
Ginkgo biloba - maidenhair tree
Ginkgo biloba is deciduous tree native to China. Is a hardy tree tolerating a variety of climate and soil types, but not tolerate extreme frost.
Theobroma cacao - the tree deciduu originating from semi-tropical forests of Brazil, Mexico and the U.S.A
The genus name derives from the Greek "theos" = god, and 'bromine' = food, food of the gods.
Canarina canariensis - herbaceous, commutes glaucescenta. Endemic from the Canary Islands, Tenerife, grows at the edge of forests, from 300 to 1000 m altitude.
Deciduous tree, native (Romania), 15 m high. The stem is often crooked, irregular. Crown rare, bright, large and irregular. Bark is thick, deeply wrinkled, forming a cracked ritidom in rectangular plates, dark brown.
Helleborus viridis - originating in Spain, France, Italy and Switzerland; grows on calcareous soils from 0 to 1700 m altitude, to the edges of deciduous forests, beech forests and mixed forests, grows in association with Arum dioscoridis, Crocus sp., Cyclamen coum, Fritillaria sp. Hyacinthus orientalis.
Tilia tomentosa - silver linden
Tree with dense crown, rich, 30 m high, with branches erect, rounded. Lujerii annual geniculati, brown-yellow, gray tomentosi with buds ovoid, with two external scales equal, also felt. At first bark is smooth and gray, mature form shallow longitudinal furrows.
Physalis alkekengi - ripe fruits are edible, are rich in Vitamin C and has diuretic and laxative properties.