Scientific Name - Salpichroa organifolia Thell.
Synonyms - Salpichroa rhomboidea Miers
Popular names - salpicroa, uova di rondine, cock’s eggs, uvita del campo, huevo de gallo, muguet des Pampas.
Distribution and Habitat - native to South America, naturalized and naturalized French Atlantic coast, around the Mediterranean, Corsica and Spain, grows on wet substrates, from 0 to 600 m altitude.
Description - perennial, rhizomatic and subfrutescenta, 80 inches tall. Stems branched, prostrate or ascending, herbaceous, sparsely pubescent towards the top. Leaves entire, ovate, tip obtuse, the attenuated, arranged opposite or irregular. Actinomorfe Flowers hermaphrodite, solitary, clocks, the armpit leaves, pedicel 14 mm. Calyx persistent, tube short 5 lacinii linear lanceolate, acute-tipped, pubescent. Corolla white, gamopetala, campanula, with 5 lobes, vilosTomentoasa in the inner-tube corolin. Blooms in July-September. Baca Fruit ovoid-oblong, green, becoming brown at maturation. Seeds spherical, brown.
Propagation - by seeds.
Curiosity - the name derives from the Greek Salpichroa 'salpe' - trumpet, and 'CHRO' - pale, 'origanifolia' to indicate the large number of plants like oregano leaves.
The plant can become invasive in areas where established.
Salpichroa organifolia is toxic.
Bush or undergrowth, 30-60 cm. Leaves petiolate, oblong-elliptic, entire, 25-30 x 7-10 cm, spiny-toothed, crenate or sinuous lobate, grooved records and white ribs. Blossom terminal or axillary, pyramidal spike. Flowers Sesi, yellow bractei large to ovata lanceolata. Calyx 8-10 mm. Corola yellow, 3.8-5 cm, corolla tube 3-3.5 cm, upper petal is erect, about 8 mm, biloba, lower petal is tri-lobate
Rizomatoase two perennial species (Epimedium pubigerum and Epimedium alpinum) originating from southern Europe. Stem erect, to 25-38 cm tall, round, smooth, horizontal rhizome. Decidue or semi-evergreen leaves, cordiforme, acuminata, cilia-soirees, petiolate, 13 cm long, green becoming bronze in the fall, Pendente
Coreopsis tinctoria - North American native grass, cultivated as ornamental species for mixed borders, in pots and cut flowers.
Buphthalmum salicifolium - herbaceous plant, perennial. Originally from the Balkans and Eastern Alps, growing limestone land in arid forests, wet meadows and sunny, from 200 to 2100 m altitude.
Lampranthus aurantiacus. perennial species, succulent native to South Africa. Cultivated as ornamental species for rocarii.
Teline nervosa - endemic of the Canary Islands, rape increases from 650 to 700 m altitude, in association with Aeonium undulatum, Carlina salicifolia, Crambe pritzelii, Hypericum canariensis, Olea europaea subsp. cerasiformis, Sonchus leptocephalus.
Cassia angustifolia - ornamental shrub, belongs to the family Fabaceae, native of northern Africa.
Harpephyllum caffrum - evergreen tree, endemic to southern Africa, Eastern Cape to KwaZulu-Natal and southern Mozambiqului, grows in coastal forests.