Scientific Name - Polemonium caeruleum L.
Popular names - Greek valerian, Jacob's Ladder
Distribution and Habitat - originating in the mountains of Europe, wet meadows, from 1500-2300 m altitude.
Description - herbaceous perennial, rhizome white. Stem ribbed, hollow, 30-90 cm high, glabra hairy-glandular at the base and tapered. Basal compound leaves, 10-40 cm, 17-23 segments lanceolate, alternate leaves caulinare. Cimoase inflorescences, corymb, stems pubescent, 2-3 mm, calyx actinomorf, lacini acute, 2-4 mm Corola actinomorfa, white tube, lacinii subrotunde, patents, 11 x 10 mm, purplish at the base with three ribs in darker color, filaments equal in length, pubescent. Blooms in July-August. Fruit pear-shaped capsule, 4-6 mm. Seeds elliptical, 2.8-3.2 x 1.2-1.4 mm, surface slightly shiny, dark purple. 2n = 18
Tolerances - temperate-20 C sites.
Requirements - well-drained moist soil in sunny or semi-shade exhibitions.
Propagation - by seeds sown in spring cold greenhouse.
Cultivars - 'Album' White flowers, 'Blue Pearl' cobalt blue flowers with yellow center.
Properties and Uses - species used as ornamental plants in gardens with spontaneous or rock gardens. Are planted at 30 cm distance between plants.
Legousia speculum-veneris - Venus looking-glass
French botanist Legousia is dedicated Legouz name of Garland, founder of the botanical gardens in Digione 1773; speculum-veneris = mirror of Venus because of the corolla form.
Speculum-Veneris Legousia can become invasive of cereal fields.
Bush or undergrowth, 30-60 cm. Leaves petiolate, oblong-elliptic, entire, 25-30 x 7-10 cm, spiny-toothed, crenate or sinuous lobate, grooved records and white ribs. Blossom terminal or axillary, pyramidal spike. Flowers Sesi, yellow bractei large to ovata lanceolata. Calyx 8-10 mm. Corola yellow, 3.8-5 cm, corolla tube 3-3.5 cm, upper petal is erect, about 8 mm, biloba, lower petal is tri-lobate
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.
Buphthalmum salicifolium - herbaceous plant, perennial. Originally from the Balkans and Eastern Alps, growing limestone land in arid forests, wet meadows and sunny, from 200 to 2100 m altitude.
Digitalis grandiflora - Perennial species, pubescent; natural range is Eurosiberian, increases in forest edge, and boschetelor, from plain to 1600 m altitude.
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
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.
Actinidia deliciosa - kiwi
Actinidia deliciosa fruits are edible, used for beverages, desserts, containing vitamin C, A and E and potassium.