Scientific Name - Leonotis Leonurus
Popular names - lion's tail, wild dagga, lion's ear, imvovo.
Distribution and Habitat - native to southern Africa, but also increases in California, Hawaii and Australia.
Description - woody shrub, 2-3 m tall. Unbranched stem with woody base, pale brown, slightly pubescent. Leaves opposite, linear to elliptic, margins evenings on top, green on both surfaces on the underside are rough-hairy, petiole 1 cm. Tubular flowers, grouped in vertical 5-8 per stem, 40-50 cm long, covered with fine orange hairs. Blooms in February and September. Fruit 6 x 2 mm.
Requirements - prefers fertile soils, well-drained, sunny in the exhibition.
Management - is clipped spring, summer require regular watering.
Propagation - by seeds, germineaza 13-18 ° C in spring.
Garden Partners - Melianthus major, Salvia splendens, Sedum spectators.
Properties and Uses - is used in folk medicine to treat fever, headaches, colds and dezinteriei.
Curiosity - Leonurus Leonitis contains alkaloids, saponins and tannins.
Leonotis grecum derived from 'Leon' = lion, and 'Otis' = ear alluding to the shape of the corolla.
Viola x wittrockiana
Santolina chamaecyparissus - limbricarita
Perennial species, stem 10-60 cm tall, erect or pendence; nefloriferi stalk is green-gray-tomentos; lujerii floriferi are simple, without leaves before blossom. Pectinata-toothed leaves often to penatsectate. Involucre 6-10 mm wide, hemispherical, subtruncat or not, or slightly rounded at the base; bractei lanceolata-ovata, Carina, the interior with round top. Flowers arranged in the capital, bright yellow.
Tussilago windbag - coltsfoot
From the Latin Tussilago tussis = cough on the plant's medicinal properties, windbag is the old name of poplar because of similarities between these species leaves.
Windbag Tussilago Tussilago is the only species of the genus.
Dioscorides, used potbal leaves as a substitute for tobacco, and to treat cough and asthma.
Anigozanthos rufus - Leg of kangaroo
Herbaceous rizomatoasa, Geof, 100-150 cm height. Mate leaves, gray-green, glabra, evergreen, 20-40 x 2-6 cm, margins scabrous. Escape very branched, tomentos. Inflorescences numerous, raceme. Red-purple flowers with pear, rare yellow-orange. Perianth law zigomorfic, lobate, tubular tomntoase, red, 25-35 mm long
Rhipsalis grandiflora Haworth 1819
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.
Firmiana simplex - also known as Sterculia platanifolia, was named in honor of Karl Joseph von Firmiana (1718-1782).
Firmiana simplex - ornamental species grown in parks and gardens in shady and protected from winds exhibitions.
Asclepias currasavica - scarlet milkweed
Asclepias currasavica - species used as ornamental plants for small gardens, in combination with other herbs such as Echinacea purpurea, Ratibida pinnata, ornamental grasses.
Lagerstroemia indica L.
Deciduu tree. Global Crown-espansa. Body nodosa, latit basis. Ritidom thin, white-yellow, smooth, glossy. Decidue leaves, opposite or alternate, distances, almost sessile, lamina glabra, elliptic-lanceolata, shiny green on top, the green opaque on the bottom, edge entire, top acute, 7 x 2-3 cm