Scientific name - Petunia hybrida
Popular names - garden petunia.
Distribution and Habitat - originally from South America, both in temperate zones and in the subtropics.
Description - herbaceous, annual. Stem herbaceous, decumbenta or ascending, with pear grlandulari. Sesi leaf or petiole short, basal leaves are alternate, are opposed to the top; ovat language, obovat or elliptic, tip acute, margin entire. Flowers solitary, in subsoara leaves, calyx lobes obtuse 5 Campanula or linear, 1.5 - 3.5 cm long tube Corola obconic, 3-4 cm, 4-12 cm lobes, lobes obtuse or acute, margins entire, colored, plain or double, fragrant, five stamens, anthers yellow, white or blue, ovary conical, ca. 3 mm, blooms in May-September (October). Capsule 1-1.5 cm, smooth. Seeds ± round, oval, 0.7 x 0.6 - 0.7 mm, shiny, brownclosed.
Growth rate - fast.
Tolerances - 10 to 15 C temperatures. Not tolerate strong winds which may break lujerii thin.
Requirements - prefer shows sunny and well-drained land (land to chime mixed with crushed bark and sand to ensure good drainage of plants grown in pots).
Management - watering plants is 2-3 days during spring and increase with rising temperatures in summer.
Propagation - by seeds, sown in late winter in the greenhouse.
Pests and diseases - red mite.
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Properties and Uses - cultivated as ornamental species in parks, gardens and terraces.
Curiosity - Petunia hybrida Petunia species derived from crosses integrifolia and Petunia axillaris, by Atkins in 1834.
Generic epithet 'Petunia' derives from the word home aborigiana 'petum' or 'betum' given tobacco.
Petunia, was first described by Jussieu (1803) based on material collected from Mt Montevideo, Uruguay, by Commerson (Petunia and Petunia parviflora nyctaginiflora).
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Leonotis Leonurus - a species native to southern Africa but cultivated throughout the world as ornamental species in parks and gardens.
Leonotis grecum derived from 'Leon' = lion, and 'Otis' = ear alluding to the shape of the corolla.
Pontederia cordata L.
Species aquatic perennial, 45-60 cm tall, thin rhizome. Leaves basal, erect, ovat-lanceolata, with the cord; long petiole. Flowers violet-blue, rarely white, with an upper lobe yellow blossom disposed in ear type. Perianth campanulata, Revol tube after blooming, 6 stamens, 3 more unequal, May 3 children; anther elliptic, blue. Blooms in June-September. The fruit contains a single seed, indehiscent.
Lilium bulbiferum - bulbous species, native to Europe, growing in mountain and submontane grasslands and forests from 500-2200 m altitude. Cultivated as ornamental species on all continents.
Herbaceous annual, voluble, mono. Strain pentagonal in section, 6 m high. Leaves alternate, 5-7 lobate, the cordata, acuminata peak or acute, margins iregulat needle, 5-7 ribs, limb 15 x 15 cm, 10 cm long, ribbed, hairy. Flowers monoecious, in axillary Cime, long-pedunculate, yellow, 8 cm in diameter.
Evergreen shrub. Branches erect. Leaves green, alternate or subverticilate, 6-21 x 2.5 cm, limb oblong, coriaceu, top acuminata, edge entire, nervatiune pinnate. Flowers arranged in terminal panicule, small flowers, hermaphrodite
Sophora derived from Arabic and means tree with pea flowers. Specific epithet is in honor davidii Abbe Armand David, a French missionary and naturalist who contributed to the knowledge of flora and fauna of China.
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Theobroma cacao - the tree deciduu originating from semi-tropical forests of Brazil, Mexico and the U.S.A
The genus name derives from the Greek "theos" = god, and 'bromine' = food, food of the gods.