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Menzies ferruginea Smith
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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.

References

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

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