Scientific Name - chamaebuxus Polygala L.
Synonyms - Chamaebuxus alpestris
Popular names - falso BOSSO, bozzolina, Scarpetta della Madonna.
Distribution and Habitat - native to Central, Eastern and South-East, it grows on rocky places in alpine floor.
Description - perennial, evergreen, subfrutescenta. Stems branched, ascending or prostrate, dark gray, 5-25 cm high, forming compact bushes. Leaves persistent, alternate, sessile, glabra coriacee, entire, elliptical to lanceolate, obtuse or short mucronat top. Flowers axillary, solitary or 2-4, arranged terminal, elongated wings oblong spatulate to obovate, 10-12 mm long, yellow with time become reddish, petals yellow-white side, the previous yellow to orange. Stamens 8, filaments based on Overgrown. Stalk erect. Blooms in March andUnie. Fruit capsule, clear wing to round obovata obovata or obcordata. Seeds ovoid, hairy.
Trees and shrubs
Clerodendrum bungei - ornamental species grown in parks and gardens and in pots but terraces. Leaves crushed leaves an unpleasant odor. In hot and humid climates become invasive.
Dovyalis caffra - kei-apple
Dovyalis caffra - fruit edible, with a high vitamin C content (80-120 mg/g), potassium (600 mg), and makes an excellent jam.
Acer platanoides - norway maple
Acer platanoides - used as an ornamental species in parks and gardens, but also the green street.
In the United States was introduced around 1700 in East Pensilveniei. It was introduced as ornamental species, the green street, in many areas of culture out of control and become invasive species.
Pachira aquatica growing naturally along rivers in Central and South America. Is cultivated in world wide like ornamental, in hedges or solitary. Resistant to drought anf flooding.
The seeds of P. aquatica are delicious raw, boiled or roasted. Young leaves and flowers are also edible. The seeds are high in protein and edible oil.
Ribes uva-crispa - agris, grapes bear
Thorny shrub, 1 m high. Gray-brown bark is exfoliating. Rich stem branched divaricata. Branches long, thin, gray-brown with yellow top, pubescent glabrata in youth and adulthood. Leaves simple, cordiforme, 3-5 lobed, toothed, long stalks
Solidago caesia - blue-stemmed goldenrod
Solidago box to - perennial species, native to North America, grows naturally in dry soils on roadsides.
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.
Semi-evergreen or evergreen species that cover the ground well. Leaves linear alternee or rosettes on stems, 1.5-2 cm long and 2 mm wide, Sesia, subulate. Cimoasa blossom or panic terminal flower formed of 3.9. Corola formed of 5 petals emarginate at top, obovata, 1 cm long, 5 mm wide, glabra, 1.3 cm long tube. 5 stamens, in the corolla tube of different heights.