Scientific name - Prunus serotina Ehrh.
Synonyms - Padus serotina
Popular names - prugnolo tardivo, Padoa American, black cherry.
Distribution and Habitat - originating in North America, grows on the edge of forests on sandy soils and poor.
Description - tree, 5-20 m tall. Stem cylindrical, aromatic bark, smooth on young branches, red brown, with obvious lenticels; to old age becomes fissured and flaking in rectangular plates. Blunt-tipped shoots reddish. Leaves alternate, ovate lanceolate, attenuated at the base, acute, short petiolate, coriacee, glossy, toothed edge, the main ribs are pubescent on the underside. Flowers in raceme more or less erect, 10-15 cm long, peduncles 5-6 mm worn. Corolla white with petals up to 4 mm. Blooms in May-June. Drupa fruit black, 8-9 mm diameter; kernel with suorafatasmooth.
Diseases and pests - Armillaria Melle, Polyporus Berkeley, Tyromyces Sprague.
Curiosity - in Europe was introduced as ornamental species, but in recent years has become invasive species. In places where the plants become invasive is better to be eliminated in gardens, plants and roots to burn, not stored in compost.
Trees and shrubs
Davidia involucrata var. involucrata
Arbore pana la 20 m inaltime; coroana la inceput conica apoi devine neregulata, ramuri orizontale. Scoarta gri-maronie. Mugurele terminal are forma ovoida, 6-7 mm lungime, acuminat, rosu-brun inchis. Mugurii laterali 6-8 mm lungime.
Annona muricata is ornamental species. Fructul is edible as it is consumed fresh, as dessert, or mixed with ice cream or milk. Fruits containing vitamin B (0.07 mg/100g) and C (20 mg/100g), calcium and phosphorus.
Spartium junceum - native to the Canary Islands and Mediterranean Basin, grows in arid places, ground limestone, from plain to 600-2000 m, in association with Quercus pubescens, Quercus ilex, Fraxinus ornus, Cotinus coggygria.
Ginkgo biloba - maidenhair tree
Ginkgo biloba is deciduous tree native to China. Is a hardy tree tolerating a variety of climate and soil types, but not tolerate extreme frost.
Rizomatoase two perennial species (Epimedium pubigerum and Epimedium alpinum) originating from southern Europe. Stem erect, to 25-38 cm tall, round, smooth, horizontal rhizome. Decidue or semi-evergreen leaves, cordiforme, acuminata, cilia-soirees, petiolate, 13 cm long, green becoming bronze in the fall, Pendente
Theobroma cacao - the tree deciduu originating from semi-tropical forests of Brazil, Mexico and the U.S.A
The genus name derives from the Greek "theos" = god, and 'bromine' = food, food of the gods.
Papaver aurantiacum - perennial species, grows on limestone debris and rocky places in alpine and subalpine region.
Citrus - citrus
Bark smooth, thin, gray-brown to green. Most species have a single trunk, hardwood. Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit) has a thick trunk 0.5 - a, 75 m in diameter. Stalk young are edges, green. Stalk elderly are circular in section.
Herbaceous perennial. Procumbenta or decumbenta stem, 10-30 x 30-120 cm, with 4 edges, pear. Leaves tri-or tri-lobate penatsectat, lobes linear, 2-3.5 x 2-3 cm, entire or toothed, top obtuse. Flowers solitary in the armpit bracteelor, blue, purple, red-purple, lilac, or white. Calyx tubular, 6-9 mm needle 5 sepa unequal, linear, top acute.