Scientific Name - Sedum acre L.
Synonyms - Sedum neglectum Ten.
Popular names - iarba ciutei, ghetisoare, soldina, buruiana de trinji, una de gato, siempreviva menor, biting stonecrop, wall-pepper, erba pignola.
Distribution and Habitat - originated in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin, from 600 to 2200 m altitude, common dry soil, sand, walls, rocks and limestone soils.
Description - Perennial species, juicy, sterile stems numerous, 5-15 cm high. Leaves 2.5 - 6.5 mm, ovate, more or less subsferice; leaves on sterile strains are nested. Flowers hermaphrodite, actinomorfe, pentamere, subsesile; dialisepal calyx, sepals 5 mm long, lanceolate, petals 5-8 mm, lanceolate, acute acuminata, intense yellow, 10 stamens, anthers yellow. Blooms in April-August. Fruit follicles patent. Seeds ellipsoid or pyriform,top and base obtuse, with a wing at the base, 0.6-0.8 x 0.3-0.4 mm, yellow-orange. 2n = 80
Growth rate - slow.
Tolerances - tolerate drought. Do not tolerate excessive moisture.
Requirements - sandy soil, well drained, sunny exhibitions.
Propagation - by stem cuttings, leaves.
Garden Partners - Aubrietia sp. Iberis sempervirens, Dianthus deltoides.
Properties and Uses - a species used for ornamental purposes, for rocarii and roof gardens.
Curiosity - the Romans used as a purgative and anthelmintic Sedum acre. In the courtyards of medieval monasteries were grown for medicinal properties.
Epilobium dodonaei - spcie originated in Europe and the Caucasus, increases debris, calcareous rocks, up to 1700 m altitude.
Leaves in basal rosette, 5.12 x 1.5-3 mm, limb oblong-lanceolata, 1.3 mm peak cuspidata, dilated to the wing edges pinnate-lobate, 5 cm long stalks. Blossom wing, 20-40 cm, hispida, bracts 5-10 mm.
Dianthus sylvestris - perennial species, the stem short and woody. Increase the debris, limestone bedrock, from 0 to 2400 m altitude. Species are cultivated as ornamental for rocarii.
Physalis alkekengi - ripe fruits are edible, are rich in Vitamin C and has diuretic and laxative properties.
Pedicularis rostrata-capitata - grows on alpine and subalpine meadows, cave sites, 1800-2400 m altitude.
Pedicularis rostrata-capital belongs to the family Orobanchaceae, which contain parasites or semiparazite, with or without chlorophyll, leaf bracteiforme.
Syringa vulgaris L.
Lampranthus aurantiacus. perennial species, succulent native to South Africa. Cultivated as ornamental species for rocarii.
Papaver aurantiacum - perennial species, grows on limestone debris and rocky places in alpine and subalpine region.