Scientific Name - Helianthemum nummularium
Synonyms - Helianthemum vulgare Gaertner, Helianthemum chamaecistus Mill
Popular names - iarba osului, eliantemo maggiore, eliantemo giallo dorato, rock rose..
Distribution and Habitat - grows naturally throughout Europe meridional center of the sea up to alpine regions, arid soils, rocks, limestone.
Description - perennial species, undergrowth, evergreen. Prostrata strain, ascending, wood, 40 inches tall. Stipelate leaves, opposite, lanceolate-ovata, dark green top, bottom tomentoasa, edge revoluta. Flowers yellow, rarely white, grouped in Cima racemiforma. Calyx persistent, 5 sepals, sepals three internal and two external ovata smaller linear. Corola with five yellow petals. Blooms in May-September. Fruit oval capsules, three valves. Seeds ovoid, 1.5 x 1.1 mm, brown to violentlet brown. 2n = 20.
Requirements - exhibitions sunny soil slightly alkaline, well drained.
Management - Past flowers trimming encourages new growth.
Cultivars - 'Eloise' blooms in May-June, yellow with an orange eye.
Properties and Uses - are doing very well with dranaj rocarii excellent.
Leaves harvested in April-May before flowering, contain tannins, salicilico acid, potassium salt.
Curiosity - scientific name, Helianthemum numularium, derived from the Greek term Helios = sun and the Latin word indicating the currency, numumus = currency, because the flowers that shimmer in the sun like a gold currency.
Pozele realizate pe Colli Euganei (IT).
Trees and shrubs
Areca catechu L.
Popular names - English: Areca, Areca-nut, betel nut palm, French: cachou falling within subheading, Arequier, German: Betelnusspalme, Guam: pugua, India: Pan, Spanish: catechou hand, Yap: bu.
Areca catechu - originating in eastern Africa, southern Asia and the Pacific Islands. Grows in tropical climates at altitudes from 0 to 900 m.
Wisteria sinensis - Chinese wisteria
Wisteria sinensis - is considered invasive in some places around the globe. In most cases become established in places where it is cultivated ornamental.
Where there is danger of becoming glycineinvasive is better to be replaced with Aristolochia macrophylla, Bignonoa capreolata, Campsis radicand, Lonicera sempervirens, Wisteria frutescens.
Dracaena marginata Lemarck
Popular names: English - Red-edged Dracaena, Madagascar Dragon-Tree, Hawaii - money tree.
Dracaena marginata Lemarck is an evergreen species native to Madagascar, was imported into Europe in the XVII century. Bush by 6 m high, formed more vertical stems. Leaves arranged spiral, simple, Sesia, entire, linear, evergreen, green with reddish margins, 15-45 x 0,7-3 cm; nervatiuni parallel.
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.
Eryngium campestre - rostogol
Eryngium campestre - a species native to Central and S, V Asia, grows on rocky places, sandy in dry meadows and pastures, along roads.
Tilia platyphyllos - Large-leaved Linden
Tilia platyphyllos - thermophilic species, grows only in plain and low hills, Europe and western Asia.
Large-leaved Linden, used as decorative trees in parks, and street alignments.
Sanguisorba officinalis - sangereasa
Herbaceous perennial. Stem erect, branched, galbra, 30-100 cm tall. Imparipenat-compound leaves, 20 - 40 cm long, 5-15 folio oval, irregularly toothed edge. Flowers hermaphrodite in capital combined terminal, brown or black-purple, 2-3 bracteole, Receptacle deeply concave; 4 SEPA, 4 stamens (rarely 2).
Shrub or small tree, evergreen, 1-4 m high. Prostrata strain or upward. Green stalk, glabra, thin, flexible, geniculati. Leaves 2-6 cm long, oblong-elliptic, top obtuse or acute, margin fine teeth 3 ribs prominent upper front glabra, 12-15 mm long stalks.