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.
Cichorium intybus - Chicory
Herbaceous biennial or perennial. Stem erect, with branches hispida, geniculate .30 to 120 cm tall. Roots spindle, long on break leaving a bitter white latex. Basal leaves in rosette, petiolate, lamina oblong-lanceolata, lirat-pinatifide or toothed, 30 x 12 cm. The leaves are caulinare Sesi, alternate, oblong-lanceolata.
Heliosperma pusillum - herbaceous perennial, native to southern Europe, grows on limestone ravines, from 1000 to 2500 m altitude.
Nigella arvensis - annual species, increases samanaturi grain, plowing, sowing and road edge on clay or sandy soils, from plains to mountains.
Aquilegia fragrans - fragrant caldarea
Herbaceous perennial. Roots thin. Stem 30-100 cm tall, branched, slightly pubescent on the underside, becoming glandular-pubescent in the upper. Basal leaves bi or tri-Ternate, glauca, lobes 2-3-lobate, 1.5-4 x 1.5-4 cm, base cuneata, obovata, glabra green glauca and upper face, and pale green inside pubescent, hairy stalks.
Thlaspi montanum L.
Thlaspi montanum var. montanum is toxic and cause death of larvae of Pieris rapa.
Thlaspi montanum var. siskiyouense is a serpentine endemic from southwestern Oregon.
Nigella sativa L.
Nigella sativa - annual species, native to the Mediterranean, the Balkans, Asia Minor, Caucasus, western Asia, India and North Africa.
It was used by Greeks to treat congestion agipteni and nose, toothaches, headaches, abdominal pains, rheumatism, and as a diuretic.
Callistephus chinensis - annual species, 10-70 cm tall, native to Asia. Species cultivated as ornamental in gardens and parks.