Scientific name - Salix cinerea L.
Popular names - Iova, willow, pledged, Salice cinereo, Salice cenerino, Salice grigio, gray willow.
Distribution and Habitat - grows in damp thicket and freshwater environments, alluvial. Originally from Europe, north-west Asia and north Africa.
Description - deciduu shrub, woody. Iregulata crown, branches couples glabra, 4-5 m high. Leaves alternate, simple, rough, 12 x 2-4 cm long, the upper part at first is tomentoasa then becomes glabra, opaque green, the underside is silver viloasa easy. Flowers dioecious willing to swing Ament, Ament males were 5 cm long and the female were 8 cm long, yellow and silver. Flowers and fruit appear before infrunzirii. Blooms in March-April. 2n = 76
Propagation - by seeds sown soon after ripening. The seeds have youskill short. The seedlings, cuttings of mature wood of that year in November to February. Potting-up wood is semi-lignificat in June-August in the greenhouse.
Properties and Uses - bark contains tannins and salicylic acid.
Trees and shrubs
Evergreen ornamental plant of the Theaceae family, native from Eastern Asia, its origin is still controversial, being considered by some as species indigenous from Japonia and, by others, from China. It was introduced into Europe by the Portuguese in 1542 and soon spread to Spain, England, France and Italy; into United States at the beginning of the 18th century, and in Australia during the mid 19th century.
Flourensia cernua - tarbush
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Prunus armeniaca - apricot
Prunus armeniaca - shrub or small tree, native of northeastern China, knew and cultivated worldwide for its edible fruit.
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Acca sellowiana is a slow-growing, evergreen shrub, a native of South America, is now widely grown in the tropics and warm climates as an ornamental, and for its fruit. In late spring it produces quantities of flowers with proeminent red stamens and pinky-white edible petals. After flowering, the foliage can be hard pruned into any shape.
A new species of Lathyrus L. in Turkey
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Thunbergia alata - black-eyed Susan
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Angelica archangel L. - Root Holy Spirit
Angelica, Arcangel, Angelica di Bohemia, archangel, wild celery, wild parsnip, bai zhi, engelwortel, Angélique, Angelika, Brustwurz, Chora, padaganghwal, erva do Espirito Santo, djagill, anschelika, Epiritu raiz del Santo, the root of the Holy Spirit.