Scientific Name - Solidago caesia L.
Synonyms - Solidago axillaris Pursh.
Popular names - blue-stemmed goldenrod, vara de oro montanòsa.
Distribution and Habitat - grows naturally in dry soils on roadsides from Nova Scotia to Minnesota, south Florida and Texas.
Description - Perennial species, rhizome. Stems slender, purple or glauca, glabra, branched, 30-100 cm tall. Leaves alternate, sessile, oblong-lanceolate or lanceolate, long acuminata, smooth, toothed, 5-15 cm long. Flowers in axillary or raceme groups, stem 2-10 mm involucrului bracts linear, ligulate flowers 1-6, yellow, tubular flowers 3-9, yellow. Blooms in August-October. Fruit achenes, pubescent, 2-3 mm long Papus.
Tolerances - shade and frost.
Requirements - prefers semi-shade, clay soil, rich and lightor gritty.
Propagation - by seed or split bush.
Diseases and pests - Solidago box to host plant is Microrhopala xerene, Prescott lobata.
Properties and Uses - Can be used as an ornamental species in parks and gardens, or cut flowers.
Curiosity - "Solidago" comes from the Latin solidarity for medicinal properties of species belonging to the genre.
Allium schoenoprasum is used as an ornamental species for borders or pots.
Leaves eaten cooked or raw with oil and fish. Leaves used like raw onions or garlic in a salad.
Herbaceous perennial, fleshy rhizome. Flexible stem, erect to decumbenta, ribbed, light purple, 8-20 cm high. Leaves petiolate, green-glauca, glabra, 5-10 cm long, leaf-ovat basal orbiculare or reniforme; caulinare lanceolata-spatulate leaves, base cuneata, top acute, edge teeth caulinare upper leaves are elliptical, bracteiforme.
Geranium pratense - beak stork
Herbaceous perennial, stems pubescent, erect, branched dichotomy. Leaves opposite, the parties to lobate-acute, 5-7 lobed, margin evening. Flowers symmetric radiator Corola blue-purple, 5 petals obovata, 2 cm, 5 sepa lanceolata, mucronata, ovary superior, 10 stamens united at the base. Blooms in June-August.
Gentiana crucial - originated in southern, central and eastern Europe, it grows on sunny pastures on limestone soils, from 200 to 2000 m altitude.
Anthyllis vulneraria L. - head Turcului, harmful
Herbaceous perennial herb, polymorphic, rhizome. Prostrata strain or ascending, pubescent, hairs white, 5-40 cm high. Basal leaves, arranged in rosette, stems leaves alternate, imparipenat-compound, folio oblong-linear, foliole terminal is greater than the side glabrata or slightly pubescent on the upper face, lower face and Seto.
Impatiens balsamina - a species herbaceous annual, native to China and India. cultivated as ornamental plants in parks and gardens. It can be grown as potted plants, but watered regularly.
Cosmos sulphureus - used as an ornamental species for borders or groups, in association with Asclepias curassavica, Coreopsis tinctoria, Oenothera fruticosa, Rudbeckia hirta, Salvia farinacea, Solidago canadensis, Tagetes erecta.
Nepeta cataria has similar properties with valeriana, amaro-tonic and sedative antispasmotica.
Nepeta cataria var. citronelol citriodora contains more essential oil used as perfume industry.
Evergreen shrub or small tree, 1-2 m high. Branched or with a single stem, thin, often branched stalk with fine hairs, covered with scars of fallen leaves. Leaves alternate, elliptic-round, 5-15 x 5-10 mm, top and tapered-round basis, margins finely toothed or entire, glossy dark green on upper side, more pale green inside; countries, glabra, occasionally glandular, ribbed very short.