Scientific Name - Salix reticulata L.
Common name - salcie pitica, salice reticolato, Thick-leaf willow, reticulate willow, Netz-Weide, Rynkevier.
Distribution and Habitat - grows on limestone bedrock and not only in alpine areas 1800 - 2700 m altit, in association with Dryas octopetala, Silene acaulis.
Description - dwarf shrub, stems crawling, wood. Leaves long-stem, yellow-brown or reddish, 0.6 - 2 cm long, lamina elliptic, dark green with prominent veins on top and pubescent, white arginii on bottom, 4 cm long. Dioica species with small flowers grouped in inflorescences on branches of apical type Amenti two years. Peduncles pubescent, 2 cm long, 2 free stamens with anthers yellow then red. Blooms in June-August. Fruit capsule, red, with short hairs, white.
Salix reticulata subsp. reticulata;
Salix reticulata subsp. glabellicarpa.
Growth rate - slowly.
Curiosity - The genus name is derived from celticul 'sal-lis' = near water, and in Greek means 'swing'.
The pictures were taken on Monte Pasubio (IT).
Trees and shrubs
Betula alba - species, ornamental, decorative crown shape and color of bark, in parks and gardens. The bark is rich in tannins, is used in cosmetics.
Calycanthus floridus L.
Shrub 1.8-4 m tall, multiple stems, erect, clocks the fruit. Buds small, round, naked, brown-pubescent. Scaorta smooth lenticele, by burning aromatic, dark gray-brown. Leaves opposite, decidue, simple ovata to elliptic, entire, aromatic if they are broken, shiny, dense tomentoase inside, spring green, autumn is yellow or yellow-versa.
Lagerstroemia indica L.
Deciduu tree. Global Crown-espansa. Body nodosa, latit basis. Ritidom thin, white-yellow, smooth, glossy. Decidue leaves, opposite or alternate, distances, almost sessile, lamina glabra, elliptic-lanceolata, shiny green on top, the green opaque on the bottom, edge entire, top acute, 7 x 2-3 cm
Acacia sieberiana - tree, 3-25 m tall, rounded crown. Increase in savannah, in semi-arid regions of Africa, from 0-1850 m altitude.
Thunberg grandiflora Roxb.
Perennials, voluble. Stem thin, green, 2 m height. Leaves opposite, language ovat-lanceolata, acuminata peak, the cordata, margin entire, lobate or iregulat needle, 15 x 10 cm, short stalks, 3.5 ribs. Blue flowers with yellow, white on the outside, 8 x 8 cm, arranged in bouquets with individual pedicel 4-5 cm long, corolla tube 3 cm long
Chrysosplenium alternifolium is a rare species that grows in damp and shady places.
Hibiscus syriacus - shrub to 3 m high, native of India and China, naturalized in southern Europe. cultivated as an ornamental tree in parks and public gardens, the street alignments or as hedges.
Stachys officinalis - a species native to Europe and the Caucasus, grass grows on soils, pastures arid and mountainous deciduous paduride collinear, from 0 to 1800 m altitude.