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
Lonicera xylosteum - shrub originating from Europe, the Caucasus and Siberia, growing at the edge of deciduous forests, from lowland to 1600 m altitude. They prefer warm places and limestone associated with Cornus sanguinela, Ligustrum vulgare, Prunus padus and Rubus idaeus.
Harpephyllum caffrum - evergreen tree, endemic to southern Africa, Eastern Cape to KwaZulu-Natal and southern Mozambiqului, grows in coastal forests.
Dasiphora fruticosa - deciduu shrub, native of Asia, grows on wet soils and wet rocks.
Thunbergia alata - black-eyed Susan
Thunberg spelled - a species native to tropical Africa, but common as ornamental plants.
Viola x wittrockiana
Polemonium caeruleum - species used as ornamental plants in gardens with spontaneous or rock gardens. Are planted at 30 cm distance between plants.
Coreopsis tinctoria - North American native grass, cultivated as ornamental species for mixed borders, in pots and cut flowers.
Rhaponticum scariosum - Alpine endemic species, grows on mountain pastures from 750 to 2500 m altitude.
Menzies ferruginea Smith
Shrub 1-2 m tall, thin stalk, reddish brown, slightly pubescent, terminal buds in bouquets, bark red-brown to gray-brown, thin, becomes scaly. Leaves alternate, decidue, nervatiune pinnate, obovata-elliptic, 3-6 cm long, dark green on upper and pale green inside, margins entire or soirees.