Scientific name - Malacothamnus fasciculatus Greene
Protected species, is extinct in California.
Synonyms - Malacothamnus arcuatus, Malacothamnus hallii, Malacothamnus mendocinensis, Malacothamnus parishii.
Popular names - Chaparral Mallow.
Distribution and Habitat - grows in coastal regions, up to 600 m altitude, California and Baja California.
Description - evergreen shrub, vigorous, well branched, 1-4.5 m high. The stem and leaves are pubescent, stellate hairs. Leaves alternate, petiolate; language ovat-round, palmate lobate, 0-7 lobes rounded, toothed margins, 2.11 cm. Blossom spike, flowers Sesi. Flowers generally bisexual, radial; calyx pubescent, 5 sepa, 4-11 mm, ovata, acuminata acute or short; Corola of 5 petalsfree, pink or white stamens many, ovary superior. Blooms in April-July, attract butterflies. Fruit capsule loculicida. 2n = 34
Growth rate - fast.
Tolerant - frost and heavy soils.
Requirements - well drained soils, dry, sunny or semi-shady exhibitions.
Management - skims necessary for maintaining strong fall crown
Propagation - by rhizomes.
Diseases and pests --
Natural partners and Garden - Artemisia californica, Encelia californica, Eriophyllum confertiflorum, Eriogonum fasciculatum, Hazard squarrosa, Lotus scoparius, Malosma Laurina, Rhus integrifolia, Salvia sp., Viguiera laciniata.
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Myth, Legend and Folklore --
AA Schoenherr - Natural History of the Islands of California - University of California Press, 2003
Grady L. Webster, Conrad J. Bahr - Changing Plant Life of La Frontera - University of New Mexico Press, 2001
MN Smith - Native Treasures - Gardening with the Plants of California - University of California Press, 2006
Robert Nold - High and Dry Gardening with Cold-Hardy Dryland Plants - Timber Press, 2007
Thomas B. Smith, Robert K. Wayne - Molecular Genetic Approaches in Conservation - OUP USA, 1996
Source photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vsny/2678658485/in/pool-florus
Trees and shrubs
Aglaia odorata is a tree native to Southeast Asia and grown as an ornamental tree throughout the Pacific Rim. In the Philippines, a decoction of roots is used as a drink to reduce fever.
Quercus robur - oak, Tufan
native trees (Romania), robust 50 m high, 1-2 m stem diameter, crown wide, irregular. Ritidom dark brown, deep furrow. Crown deep and wide, with vigorous branches, units, stretched horizontally, can cover the maximal development of 200-300 sqm. Lujerii annually, vigorous, edge, brown-olive trees, glabra, with small lenticele rare.
Bush single, thorny, 2-4 m high. Branches long, arched, with many thorns collected 3; in young yellow, then brown, yellow-gray in old age. Yellow Wood. Leaves simple, outdated, short stalks; oblung language, dark green, glossy on top, the more open on the underside, edge finely toothed, are inserted into the beam to ascela thorns.
Lycium barbarum - sea of fencing
Thorny shrub, 1-3 m high, stems Pendente .. Leaves alternate, glabra, short stalks, language ovat-elliptic, top acute, base cuneata, margins entire, 1-5.5 x 0.5-1.5 cm. Flowers hermaphrodite, axillary, solitary or in groups, calyx 0.3-0.4 cm long, 5-lobed or consonant, Corola infundibuliforma, 1-1.2 cm, pale purple, petals strong reflexes
Herbaceous perennial. Floral stem erect, 3-15 cm high. Basal leaves often nested, lamina lanceolata, 0.4-1.5 cm x 0.8-2.0 mm, margins cartilaginous, top acute, glabra, nauseating. Flowers solitary, bisexual or unisexuate. Pedicel 2-40 mm.
Ajuga chamaepitys - herbaceous annual Euro-Mediterranean, grows around the Mediterranean, in warm and dry, up to 1500 m altitude.
Geranium pratense - beak stork
Herbaceous perennial, stems pubescent, erect, branched dichotomy. Leaves opposite, the parties to lobate-acute, 5-7 lobed, margin evening. Flowers symmetric radiator Corola blue-purple, 5 petals obovata, 2 cm, 5 sepa lanceolata, mucronata, ovary superior, 10 stamens united at the base. Blooms in June-August.
Kalanchoe eriophylla - was first described by R. Hilsenbeck and W. Bojer, in 1857. Originally from Madagascar, which grows at high altitudes, on rocks.
Kalanchoe eriophylla - epiphytic species, herbaceous perennial, 30 cm height. Decumbenta strain or swing. Leaves opposite, Sesia, in rosettes at the base, language juicy, sub-ovoid, 10-35 x 6-17 mm, pubescent, base truncata or amplexicaule, top obtuse, margin entire or crenata.