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.
Diseases and pests --
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
Cutter paniculata L.
Cutter paniculata L. - shrub or small tree of between 3-12 m tall, native of north-eastern India, Bengal, and Andaman. Ritidom black-brown. Leaves alternate, oval-lanceolata, top acute, margin entire or slightly evening, glabra, 10-20 cm long, ribbed by 1-1.5 cm, pubescent; stipele linear-lanceolata, acuminata, pubescent
Leycesteria formosa Wall.
Leycesteria formosa, originating from the Himalayas and southwestern China. The species cultivated as ornamental gardens.
Evergreen shrub originating in Southern Ireland and Mediterranean regions, grows slowly, up to 3 to 10 m, reddish bark, young branches are red-hot, dense crown. Leaves alternate, elliptic-lanceolata, 5-10 cm long, parties, except ribs smooth, glossy dark green, pinnate nervatiune. Flowers white to pale pink, sometimes stained with red, 5-10 mm long, campanulata, odorless, ready to panicule 5 cm long, anther clocks.
Acer platanoides - norway maple
Acer platanoides - used as an ornamental species in parks and gardens, but also the green street.
In the United States was introduced around 1700 in East Pensilveniei. It was introduced as ornamental species, the green street, in many areas of culture out of control and become invasive species.
Tilia platyphyllos - Large-leaved Linden
Tilia platyphyllos - thermophilic species, grows only in plain and low hills, Europe and western Asia.
Large-leaved Linden, used as decorative trees in parks, and street alignments.
Carpinus betulus - hard wood shaft with durable but less humid conditions. Suprta trimming and better suited for bonsai training.
Cornus sanguinea grows throughout Europe, rarer in the north, in the thicket, forest edges and edges of streets, from plain to 1000 m altitude.
Aptenia cordifolia Schwantes
Aptenia cordifolia - Prostate species, evergreen, native to southern Africa. Leaves opposite, petiolate, ovat-cord, edge entire, 1-3 cm long. Flowers solitary, terminal or axillary, short pedunculate, 1 cm diameter, 4 sepa unequal petals united at the base, pink to purple, stamens numerous. Blooms in April-August. Fruit capsule, obconica, 4 valves, 1 cm long.