Scientific name - Ranunculus asiaticus
Popular names - Persian Buttercup.
Distribution and Habitat - originating in southeastern Europe, Syria and Iran.
Description - herbaceous perennial, stem 7-40 cm high. Caulinare different from the basal leaves, the basal are lobate, and those are areas caulinare. Flower 3-5 cm diameter, white, yellow or red; 3.5 sepa obsolete; 5 or more petals, stamens numerous. Fruit achenes, top acuminata recurbat, 4,5-5,6 x 3,0-3,7 mm, brown doll. 2n = 16.
Tolerances - not tolerate temperatures below (-3 ° C).
Requirements - prefers moist soils, but not stagnant water, loves the sun in the morning, and a position semiumbra for the day, a good air circulation. Must be kept at 15 to 18 ° C during the day and night should be away from frost. If temperatures are too high plants becomeetiolate.
Management - trimming flowers wilted floriferi encourages the formation of buds. Liquid fertilizers are applied once a month, based on potassium fertilizers. Foliage is dry in mid-summer, when no longer wet, and remove the tuber from the ground and keep dry innisip. Ranunculus asiaticus hybrids for planting out in April-May.
Propagation - by dividing the tuber, spring at depths of 5-8 inches deep. Propagation by seeds is autumn, but not germinate well.
Diseases and pests - snails, spiders, aphids.
Cultivars and varieties - 'Tecolote Giants'.
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.
Gentiana lutea - mountain species, native to southern Europe, grows on limestone bedrock, on pastures rich in organic matter, from 1000 to 2200 m altitude.
Helleborus viridis - originating in Spain, France, Italy and Switzerland; grows on calcareous soils from 0 to 1700 m altitude, to the edges of deciduous forests, beech forests and mixed forests, grows in association with Arum dioscoridis, Crocus sp., Cyclamen coum, Fritillaria sp. Hyacinthus orientalis.
Cerastium tomentosum - snow in summer
Cerastium tomentosum - is a commonly grown rock-garden, often escape from cultivation.
Banksia ericifolia, originally from Australia, Blue Mountains. In 1992, Banksia ericifolia was chosen as the official emblem of Sydney.
Stem very thin, erect, branched, finely pubescent, 15-45 cm high. Leaves ovat until obovata-oblong, ribbed, few soirees, top obtuse, base narrow, glabra, slightly pubescent, thin, upper leaves are smaller. Flowers in bunches, axillary, pedicel pubescent, less than or equal to calyx, calyx pubescent, lobes 3 short and 2 longer lobes. Corola white or blue-violet. Blooms in July-September.