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
Evergreen tree, 15-20 m high. Leaves simple, alternate, coriacee, limb oval edge gear, 2.5-5 cm long, short stalks. Flowers arranged in dense corymb, hermaphrodite, pentamere, white, 1.5 cm in diameter, calyx of 5 SEPA. Fruit capsule, containing 10-20 seeds.
Gardenia jasminoides - Gardenia
Shrub or small tree, growing 1-15 m tall. Leaves glossy, evergreen, opposite, coriacee, oval or elliptical, dark green, 7-10 cm long. Large solitary flowers, double or semiduble, white, 5.12 cm diameter. Bloom from May to September.
Alnus cordata - alder of Corsica
Alnus cordata is a deciduuous tree, native to Italy and Corsica, occurs naturally in poorly drained soils, in semi-shade. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure, dry conditions as well as a dusty atmosphere. Is cultivated as ornamental trees in gardens and parks.
Lantana camara - aromatic shrub originating from Central and South America, cultivated as an ornamental tree in parks and gardens or as potted plant.
Thunberg grandiflora Roxb.
Perennials, voluble. Stem thin, green, 2 m height. Leaves opposite, language ovat-lanceolata, acuminata peak, the cordata, margin entire, lobate or iregulat needle, 15 x 10 cm, short stalks, 3.5 ribs. Blue flowers with yellow, white on the outside, 8 x 8 cm, arranged in bouquets with individual pedicel 4-5 cm long, corolla tube 3 cm long
Aster amellus - a species native to Europe and Asia, common in the collinear, dry and sunny at the edge boschetelor grow on limestone bedrock, from 0 to 800 m altitude.
A new species of Eugenia from southeastern Brazil
Morinda citrifolia - originally from Queensland, Australia. The fruit is edible, from seeds to obtain oil insect repellent.
Cosmos sulphureus - used as an ornamental species for borders or groups, in association with Asclepias curassavica, Coreopsis tinctoria, Oenothera fruticosa, Rudbeckia hirta, Salvia farinacea, Solidago canadensis, Tagetes erecta.