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.
Asclepias fruticosa - shrub native from South Africa, introduced in the Mediterranean for textiles.
Digitalis purpurea - ornamental species, the size and elegant in almost any soil type and situation.
Digitalis purpurea digitalina contains a powerful drug used for heart disease. London was introduced in the 1650s in the pharmacopoeias.
Lychnis flos-cuckoo - cuckoo flower
Lychnis flos-cuckoo - perennial species, native to Europe, Siberia and the Caucasus, grows spontaneously in grassy places, wet the edge of ponds, through meadows and wet meadows, from 0 to 1600 m altitude.
Commelina communis - grows naturally in East Asia, prefer shade and moist forests in 0-6000 altit.
Commelina genus species is often confused with species of the genus Tradescantia, both belonging to the same family, Commelinaceae. Commelina flowers genre has two large petals and a small petal, flowers from three species of Tradescantia petals are equal in size.
Sophora derived from Arabic and means tree with pea flowers. Specific epithet is in honor davidii Abbe Armand David, a French missionary and naturalist who contributed to the knowledge of flora and fauna of China.
Sophora davidii is from Hubei, China, where it grows on rocky places at elevations of 1 000 - 3 500 m.
Ilex perado - small tree, port pyramidal, evergreen. Originally from the Canary Islands, dense forests grow in the Aqua Garcia, in association with Apollonias barbujana, Arbutus canariensis, Laurus Azores, Myrsine canariensis, Ocotal foetens, Persea indica, Prunus Lusitania subsp. hixa, Visna mocanera.
Capparis spinosa L. - caper
Undergrowth, with root wood and lignificate stems at the base, erect in the basal portions. Leaves alternate, two stipele turned into thorns, persistent or obsolete, short stalks, oval or subrotund language, edge entire, flashy, green-glauca. Flowers solitary, peduncle long in upper leaf axilla; calyx of 4 sepa green, Corola of 4 white petals, stamens many red-purple color.
Syringa vulgaris L.
Cucumis sativus L. - cucumber
Herbaceous annual, monoecious, climbing, 1-4 m. Leaves alternate, palmate-lobate, lobes acute and angulosi-toothed, 7-20 x 7-15 cm, scabrous, 5-20 cm long stalks. Flowers unisexuat-mono, pentamere, calyx Vilos, 5 sepa narrow-triangular, 0.5-1 cm long; Corola campanulata, yellow-gold petals 2 cm long