Scientific Name - Physalis alkekengi L.
Popular names - winter cherry, Cape gooseberry, Chinese lanterns.
Distribution and Habitat - a native of Europe and Asia.
Description - herbaceous annual, 25-100 cm tall. Tulpini erect, branched. Leaves alternate, petiolate, ovate-rhombic, acuminata, heart, margin entire, 5-15 x 2-8 cm. Flowers solitary, calyx campanula, red, green and white corolla; pedicel pubescent. Blooms in May-August. Baca fruit, red-orange. Advantage in September and February. Kidney-shaped seeds, white Gabu.
Required - prefers well-drained soils in full sun or semi-shade.
Management - to fertilize 1-2 times a week. To obtain a better production of large fruit plants were held at temperatures up to 27c.
Propagation - the seeds germinate in 4-6 seven15-21 C anger. The plants were transplanted when 8 to 10 inches tall. Are planted at 30-45 cm distance between plants.
Diseases and pests - Pseudomonas solanacearum, Phyllosticta sp..
Properties and Uses - ripe fruits are edible, are rich in Vitamin C and has diuretic and laxative properties.
Curiosity - unripe fruits are poisonous, causing nausea and diarrhea.
Cleome spinosa - flower spider
Herbaceous annual. Stem herbaceous, simple, viscid-pubescent, 1 m high. Leaves alternate, petiolate, palmate-compound. Petiole 10-15 cm long, glandular and pubescent. Folio 5-7, onblong-anceolate to elliptic, top acute - acuminata, the conical, 15 cm long, margin entire, glandular-pubescent on the upper surface and slightly pubescent on the underside. Raceme blossom, dense, compact, terminal.
Primula cousin - cuckoo boot
Primula cousin - Herbaceous perennial with cylindrical rhizome, native to Europe and Asia, grows through meadows, sunny pastures, edges of woods, from hills to the alpine region.
Viola odorata - bluebells
Viola odorata - herbaceous plant, perennial, native to Europe and Asia Minor, grows through groves, bushes, meadows, deciduous forest edge, in plain and hilly region.
Solidago caesia - blue-stemmed goldenrod
Solidago box to - perennial species, native to North America, grows naturally in dry soils on roadsides.
Rhaponticum scariosum - Alpine endemic species, grows on mountain pastures from 750 to 2500 m altitude.
Nepeta cataria has similar properties with valeriana, amaro-tonic and sedative antispasmotica.
Nepeta cataria var. citronelol citriodora contains more essential oil used as perfume industry.
Antennaria dioica - perennial species, growing on acid soils, deciduous and coniferous forests, subalpine and alpine meadows, from 100-2300 (rare 3100).
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.