Scientific Name - Physostegia virginiana
Popular names - Snapdragon false, Virginia lionsheart, obedient plant.
Distribution and Habitat - North American native, grows in wet meadows.
Description - Perennial species, rhizomatic, or subglabra glabra. Leaves opposite, short petiolate, lanceolate or oblong-ovate, tip acute, margin entire or toothed. Inflorescence raceme, flowers subsesile; actinomorfic calyx, 5 equal lobes; bilabiate corolla white to purple. Blooms in July-September. Fruit ovoid, glabru. 2n = 38
Requirements - prefer rich soil, moist, well-drained, sunny or partially shaded exhibitions.
Management - is clipped after flowering. The plant should be divided every 2-3 years.
Propagation - by splitting the bush in spring or by seeds. The seeds germinate in 3-6 weeks.
Partners Garden - Anemone japonica, Cosmos bipinnatus, Dahlia sp ..
Properties and Uses - cultivated as ornamental species in parks and public gardens.
Curiosity - Physostegia derived from the Greek 'Phys' = bladder, and 'stage' = cover, referring to the flower shape.
Impatiens glandulifera - a species herbaceous annual. The genus name derives from the Latin 'impatient' = impatient, referring to the characteristic fruit to mature quickly open, releasing the seeds to great distances, and the specific name 'glandulifera' refers to small glands at the base of the petiole and foliar language .
Cosmos sulphureus - used as an ornamental species for borders or groups, in association with Asclepias curassavica, Coreopsis tinctoria, Oenothera fruticosa, Rudbeckia hirta, Salvia farinacea, Solidago canadensis, Tagetes erecta.
Brachyscome multifida - herbaceous perennial, rizomatoasa, native to temperate regions of southern Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
Coronilla vary - herbaceous perennial, native to SE Europe, grows on limestone rocks and ravines, arid plains, along the streets, from 0 to 1200 m altitude.
Antennaria dioica - perennial species, growing on acid soils, deciduous and coniferous forests, subalpine and alpine meadows, from 100-2300 (rare 3100).
Evergreen tree, 10-40 m height, 3 m. Branches culture clocks or easy erection. Bark smooth, gray-white to silver. Leaves alternate, dark green, 7-20 cm long, slightly pubescent, oblong-elliptic, prominent central rib, full and wavy edges, top acute, base acute.
Digitalis grandiflora - Perennial species, pubescent; natural range is Eurosiberian, increases in forest edge, and boschetelor, from plain to 1600 m altitude.
Pedicularis rostrata-capitata - grows on alpine and subalpine meadows, cave sites, 1800-2400 m altitude.
Pedicularis rostrata-capital belongs to the family Orobanchaceae, which contain parasites or semiparazite, with or without chlorophyll, leaf bracteiforme.
Chimonanthus praecox (L.) Link
Chimonanthus praecox - native species of China. Linnaeus described this species as the variety, as the Calycanthus praecox. In 1819 Lindley introduced a new kind Chimonanthus.
Deciduu shrub, 2-5 m high. Leaves opposite, entire, ovat-lanceolata, 7-20 cm long, thin, green, rough upper part, becoming yellow in autumn.