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
Hebe x franciscana
Hebe x franciscana - evergreen shrub, up to 1.5 m tall.
Hebe x franciscana is a hybrid of Hebe speciosa Hebe from New Zealand and Elliptic.
Acacia sieberiana - tree, 3-25 m tall, rounded crown. Increase in savannah, in semi-arid regions of Africa, from 0-1850 m altitude.
Shrub 4 m high, dense crown. Bark brown, rough. Leaves persistent, coriacee, simple, language spatulate, entire edge, top round, the obovata, central rib obvious, and glossy dark green upper side, more open bottom, glabra, arranged in vertical false. Blossom umbela
Sedum acre - perennial species, succulent, native to Europe and the Mediterranean Basin, from 600 to 2200 m altitude, common dry soil, sand, walls, rocks and limestone soils.
Gardenia jasminoides - Gardenia
Shrub or small tree, growing 1-15 m tall. Leaves glossy, evergreen, opposite, coriacee, oval or elliptical, dark green, 7-10 cm long. Large solitary flowers, double or semiduble, white, 5.12 cm diameter. Bloom from May to September.
Catalpa bignonioides - deciduu tree, a native of south-eastern United States in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. Cultivated as an ornamental tree.