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.
Ursinum Allium L. - Aliu of June, Ramsons, wild garlic
Herbaceous perennial, bulb. Oblung bulb. Leaves 2-3, lanceolata, margin entire, top acute, 30 x 3.6 cm. Flowers white, 6-20 hermaphrodite, in whole or pointed umbela backs, caduca; 6 tepale lanceolata, about 1 cm, 6 stamens, superior ovary, peduncle 2 cm. Blooms in May-June. Fruit capsule.
Oenothera biennis - Luminita
Oenothera biennis is a biennial species, native to North America, naturalized in southern Europe. It was introduced in Europe in 1614.
Anthyllis vulneraria L. - head Turcului, harmful
Herbaceous perennial herb, polymorphic, rhizome. Prostrata strain or ascending, pubescent, hairs white, 5-40 cm high. Basal leaves, arranged in rosette, stems leaves alternate, imparipenat-compound, folio oblong-linear, foliole terminal is greater than the side glabrata or slightly pubescent on the upper face, lower face and Seto.
Stachys officinalis - a species native to Europe and the Caucasus, grass grows on soils, pastures arid and mountainous deciduous paduride collinear, from 0 to 1800 m altitude.
Herbaceous annual or perennial. Strain decumbenta - upward, often is wood based. Leaves alternate, entire or pinnate-sectors. Capital solitary and axillary. Involucre with bractei placed on 2-3 lines. Flowers tubular, orange. Ligula sterile flowers, yellow-orange, top with 4 teeth. Receptacle convex or flat. Acorn obovoide, densely-hairy.
Asclepias fruticosa - shrub native from South Africa, introduced in the Mediterranean for textiles.
Erinus alpinus L.
Herbaceous perennial, evergreen. Stem branched, forming bush, 5-15 cm high. Leaves spatulate, 4 cm long, needle tapered. Flowers purple, 1.25 cm diameter, arranged in raceme of 6 cm long. Seeds ellipsoidal, 0.6-0.8 x 0.35-0.45 mm supreafata glossy, dark brown.
Lonicera xylosteum - shrub originating from Europe, the Caucasus and Siberia, growing at the edge of deciduous forests, from lowland to 1600 m altitude. They prefer warm places and limestone associated with Cornus sanguinela, Ligustrum vulgare, Prunus padus and Rubus idaeus.
Bergen crassifolia (L.) Fritsch.
Herbaceous perennial forms a bush evergreen basal leaves, stems florifere up to 50 cm tall, dark purple. Leaves 25 cm wide, or elliptic obovata language, rim around the base cuneata, top obtuse, long petiole, 3-9 cm long. Panic blossom, flowers pink or dark pink open.