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.
Bellis perennis L. - bucks
Herbaceous perennial, prostrata, pubescent, 12-20 cm high. Rhizome short, fibrous roots. Leaves arranged in basal rosette, the surface covered with glandular hairs; language spatulate, crenata edge, rib median obvious, ribbed wing. Inflorescences solitary, 1.5-3 cm in diameter, involucre 3.8 mm high, bracts ovata or oval
Nigella sativa L.
Nigella sativa - annual species, native to the Mediterranean, the Balkans, Asia Minor, Caucasus, western Asia, India and North Africa.
It was used by Greeks to treat congestion agipteni and nose, toothaches, headaches, abdominal pains, rheumatism, and as a diuretic.
Cirsium heterophyllum - originating in Europe - Siberia, growing on peat bogs, on wet meadows, along rivers, on the edge of forests at 800-2100 m altitude.
Catalpa bignonioides - deciduu tree, a native of south-eastern United States in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. Cultivated as an ornamental tree.
Tropaeolum majus L. - nasturium, Capucine
Tropaeolum majus is originally from Peru, which grows along the coasts and forests of hardwood. Also in Peru, is cultivated to prepare salads. The leaves are rich in minerals, vitamin C and a natural antibiotic.
New species of Betula in China
Tree, strain 25 m high and 60 cm in diameter. Bark dark gray or gray-brown, longitudinal cracks and is exfoliating. Branches reddish brown or gray-brown, densely glandular Vilo and resin. Petiole 1.5-3.0 cm, densely dotted Vilos resin.
Tilia tomentosa - silver linden
Tree with dense crown, rich, 30 m high, with branches erect, rounded. Lujerii annual geniculati, brown-yellow, gray tomentosi with buds ovoid, with two external scales equal, also felt. At first bark is smooth and gray, mature form shallow longitudinal furrows.