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.
Eschscholzia californica - California poppy
Perennial species in the area of origin, in other regions is annual, reaching up to 5-60 cm high, glabra, glauca. Stem branched, decumbenta. Leaves basal and caulinare, green-glauca, sectors, lobes linear or obluongi, glabra. Floriferi buds are obconici pick. Flowers solitary, peduncle of 5-15 cm long, calyx acute or acuminata, glabru, glauca; Corola consisting of 4 petals yellow-orange, 5 cm long, numerous stamens.
Herbaceous perennial calcifuga, dioica, 30 cm high, caespitosa, densely pubescent. Prostrata strain or upward. Leaves acute seriacee with obvious central rib, lower leaves 9 x 1.5 cm subspatulate to oblong-lanceolata, ribbed, those of the middle stem is elliptical to oblong-lanceolata, united at the base.
Physostegia virginiana - perennial species, rhizomatic, native to North America, grows on wet pastures.
Physostegia virginiana - cultivated as ornamental species in parks and public gardens.
Orobanche portoiliciana A. Pujadas & MB Crespo
Herbaceous species, stem 15-34 cm tall neramificata air, branched underground stem. Thin air stem, 7-12 mm diameter base, whitish at first glabra, glandular Vilos-time, 0.3 mm long hairs. Basal leaves 4.10 x 4.8 mm, triangulation until lanceolata, nested, leaves stems 8-14 x 2-5 mm length
Horminum pyrenaicum - herbaceous plant, perennial, rizomatoasa, native to Europe, alpine meadows and subalpine grows on limestone bedrock, from 1500 up to 2500 m altitude.
Convolvulus althaeoides - herbaceous plant, perennial. Originally from the Mediterranean basin, growing in dry places, on the streets.
Flourensia cernua - tarbush
Flourensia cernua is deciduous shrub, from Chihuahuan Desert. In northern Mexico, the leaves and flower heads were used historically to make a decoction for treating indigestion.