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 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.
Teline canariensis - shrub native (endemic) of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, grows at the edge of forests of Pinus radiata and Laurus canariensis novo in association with Neotinea maculata, Hypericum reflexum and Cystus sympithifolius, from 500 to 1500 m altitude.
Sophora derived from Arabic and means tree with pea flowers. Specific epithet is in honor davidii Abbe Armand David, a French missionary and naturalist who contributed to the knowledge of flora and fauna of China.
Sophora davidii is from Hubei, China, where it grows on rocky places at elevations of 1 000 - 3 500 m.
Quercus cerris L. - Turkey Oak
Quercus cerris - a species native to south-eastern Europe, cultivated as an ornamental tree, singly or in small groups.
Deciduu or semi-evergreen shrub, prostrat, 50-150 cm tall and 1.2-1.8 m wide, often branched, with horizontal branches. Buds are pink opening spring. Suborbiculare or elliptical leaves, glossy dark green. The flowers are pink, small, almost Sesi, 1-2, anther white blooms in May-June, attracting bees.
Centaurea uniflora subsp. nervosa
Centaurea uniflora subsp. nervosa - originally from Northern Apennines, the Alps, south-eastern Carpathians and the Balkans. Hemicriptofita species, grows on dry meadows and rocky, limestone, from 1100 up to 2600 m altitude.
Mutisia subspinosa Cav.
Undergrowth voluble, 2-3 m long. Strain poorly ramified, glabra, wavy, yellow-green, 3-wing, green wing, needle-spin, axillary buds are white tomentosi. Leaves alternate, Sesia, language hasta, 8-10 x 0.6-1.3 cm, green, toothed margins, 10-14 pairs of teeth mucronata, long-attenuated peak and ended with a Carcel
Primula cousin - cuckoo boot
Primula cousin - Herbaceous perennial with cylindrical rhizome, native to Europe and Asia, grows through meadows, sunny pastures, edges of woods, from hills to the alpine region.
Shrub 4 m high, dense crown. Bark brown, rough. Leaves persistent, coriacee, simple, language spatulate, entire edge, top round, the obovata, central rib obvious, and glossy dark green upper side, more open bottom, glabra, arranged in vertical false. Blossom umbela
Marrubium vulgare - Voronez
Perennial herbaceous plants, root fusiform. Right strain, wood and rigid, pubescent, 30-100 cm tall. Leaves petiolate, opposite, green-gray, pubescent on the underside, lamina ovata or suborbiculara, iregulat-edge gear, top round or obtuse, base subcordata, 2.5-5 cm long, 1-2 cm long stalks.