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 balsamina - a species herbaceous annual, native to China and India. cultivated as ornamental plants in parks and gardens. It can be grown as potted plants, but watered regularly.
Succulent perennial. Short stem with a rosette of leaves at the base. The leaves are 5-7.5 cm long, obovata-spatulate, concave, tomentoase. Blossom side, 20-30 cm long, flowers campanulata, yellow-orange, 5 SEPA, 5 petals, 10 stamens.
Physalis alkekengi - ripe fruits are edible, are rich in Vitamin C and has diuretic and laxative properties.
Nigella sativa L.
Nigella sativa - annual species, native to the Mediterranean, the Balkans, Asia Minor, Caucasus, western Asia, India and North Africa.
It was used by Greeks to treat congestion agipteni and nose, toothaches, headaches, abdominal pains, rheumatism, and as a diuretic.
Lantana camara - aromatic shrub originating from Central and South America, cultivated as an ornamental tree in parks and gardens or as potted plant.
New species of Betula in China
Tree, strain 25 m high and 60 cm in diameter. Bark dark gray or gray-brown, longitudinal cracks and is exfoliating. Branches reddish brown or gray-brown, densely glandular Vilo and resin. Petiole 1.5-3.0 cm, densely dotted Vilos resin.
Flourensia cernua - tarbush
Flourensia cernua is deciduous shrub, from Chihuahuan Desert. In northern Mexico, the leaves and flower heads were used historically to make a decoction for treating indigestion.
Perennial species, 30 cm height, 60-90 cm diameter, forming a dense bush covering the ground well. Leaves linear-lanceolata, margin entire, shiny dark green, 2,5-4 cm long x 3.6 mm wide. Flowers white, 4 petals, blossom type corymb, 9 cm diameter, January-June period of prosperity. Fruit silicula, 7 mm long.