Scientific name - Menzies ferruginea Smith
Genus Menzies was dedicated to Archibald Menzies (1754-1842).
Synonyms - Menzies glabella
Popular names - Menzies, Huckleberry false, false azalea, azalea mock, rusty Menzies, skunkbrush, rustyleaf.
Distribution and Habitat - common shrub in the forests of Tsuga canadensis in North America.
Description - shrub 1-2 m tall, thin stalk, reddish brown, slightly pubescent, terminal buds in bouquets, bark red-brown to gray-brown, thin, becomes scaly. Leaves alternate, decidue, nervatiune pinnate, obovata-elliptic, 3-6 cm long, dark green on upper and pale green inside, margins entire or soirees. Flowers 0.5 cm, yellow to orange-pink, bell SEPA cilia, 0.7-0.8 cm Corola lungime, cylindrical-urceolate. Blooms in May-July. Fruit capsule Wood, glabra, 0.5-0.8 cm long.
Menzies ferruginea var. ferruginea
Menzies ferruginea var. glabella
Tolerances - shade, and temperatures up to (-20 ˚ C).
Requirements - grows well in humid summers and colder soils rich in humus, acid in partially-shaded exhibitions.
Propagation - by seeds in containers at 13 ˚ C spring or autumn cold greenhouse, germination takes place after 1-2 months. Seedlings, seedlings with 2-5 Semi prof lignificati Cmin June-July.
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Natural partners and Garden - Alnus Rubus, Blechnum angel, Clinton uniflora, Coptis laciniata, Cornus canadensis, Gaultheria shallon, Holodiscus discolor, Linnaea borealis, Polypodium Glycyrrhiza, Selaginella oregana, Streptopus roseus, Streptopus amplexifolius, Thuja envelope, Tsuga heterophylla, Vaccinium alaskaense.
Properties and Uses - The leaves are analgesic properties for the heart and stomach pains.
Daniel E. Moerman - Native American ethnobotany - Timber Press, 1998
James S. Fralish, Scott B. Franklin - Taxonomy and Ecology of Woody Plants in North American Forest - Wiley, 2002
Leroy Abrams - Illustrated Flora of the Pacific States - Stanford University Press, 1951
Les Viereck - Alaska Trees and Shrubs - University of Alaska Press, 2007
Ralph W. Young - Wetland Indicators - CRC, 1999
Trees and shrubs
Indigofera jucunda - shrub or small tree, evergreen, native to the forests of Africa, Kwazulu-Natal, near rocks and rivers.
Alnus incana (L.) Moench - white alder
Mano tree or shrub that can reach 20 m, with stem often crooked, crown with branches thick, upward, lush foliage, lujerii in young gray, pubescent. Bark smooth, shiny, whitish gray, the old copies, to the base with shallow cracks. Wide elliptical leaves up to ovata, by 4.10 cm long, 4-6 cm wide, rounded to the double needle and lobe, pointed, gray green face, white inside gray, furry, ready alternative.
Cyphomandra betacea - small tree, native of Peru and Chile, in tropical forests, at 700-2000 m altitude. It is grown in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela and New Zealand for its edible fruit, or ornamental tree. Fruits can be eaten cooked or raw in salads and desserts. It is shown that the seeds and skin to be removed. Fruits contain protein, vitamin C and E, vitamin A.
Tilia tomentosa - silver linden
Tree with dense crown, rich, 30 m high, with branches erect, rounded. Lujerii annual geniculati, brown-yellow, gray tomentosi with buds ovoid, with two external scales equal, also felt. At first bark is smooth and gray, mature form shallow longitudinal furrows.
Symphoricarpos - Hurmuz
Shrubs decide, prostate or erect, 90-120 cm, originating in the U.S.. Buds scaly, 1.5 mm long. Leaves simple, opposite, short petiolate, 7 cm long. Raceme blossom. Campanulata Flowers in raceme children. Calyx tube slightly globos; Corola campanulata, 4-5 lobes. Fruit drupe, 1-1.5 cm in diameter, S. albus and S. occidentalis fruits white, pink-coral S. orbiculatus fruit. A fruit contains two seeds oblongata.
Lampranthus aurantiacus. perennial species, succulent native to South Africa. Cultivated as ornamental species for rocarii.
Stachys officinalis - a species native to Europe and the Caucasus, grass grows on soils, pastures arid and mountainous deciduous paduride collinear, from 0 to 1800 m altitude.
Physostegia virginiana - perennial species, rhizomatic, native to North America, grows on wet pastures.
Physostegia virginiana - cultivated as ornamental species in parks and public gardens.