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.
Sophora davidii - thorny shrub, 1,5-3 m high. Glabra pubescent or low strain. Stipele brown spinescente, 2-3 mm long, is linifica time. Leaves alternate, 2-6 cm long, imparipenat-compound, petiole 5-10 mm long, 2.5 cm long rachides, 5-8 pairs of Folio, opposite or sub-opposite, plus foliole terminal, 5.12 x 2 -- 4 mm, obovata, mucrOnati. Raceme terminal, short wing, pedunculate, peduncle 1 cm long, rachides 4 cm long, 7-12 flowers; bractei triangulation, sericeu, 1 mm long. Flowers 2 cm length <7 mm long calyx, dark purple, pubescent, lobes much shorter than the tube, 2 superior lobes obtuse, 3 lobes narrower and acute. Corola white to blue-violet; vexilum 20 x 7 mm, spatulate, the attenuated wing 16 x 4 mm, 15 x 3 mm hull. 10 free stamens. Ovary 1.5 cm long, pubescent. Blooms in June. Pods 3.6 cm long, 3-5 mm wide, brown, pubescent.
Culture - Minimum temperature -20 ° C. Grows well on poor soils, sunny. Adapt well in wet soil conditions but must be well drained.
Multiplication - the seeds. Is maintained for 24 hours in water at 40-70 ° C to germinate quickly. Hothouse soil can be removed in time have 2-3 leaves. Multiplication by drajoni, from mid July to September.
Diseases and pests - areUnreal plants can be attacked by Tetranychus spp .. Can be countered by natural, biological Phytoseiulus persimilis and Feltiella persicae, along with atmospheric humidity and with a good spraying leaves with water.
Sophora davidii - is a shrub with woody trunk and branching, do not require any maintenance cuts. In Yunnan is grown for vegetable protection of animals and birds.
Cultivation and varieties - 'Hans Fliegner' - dark blue flowers, slowly ascending.
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Trees and shrubs
Asclepias fruticosa - shrub native from South Africa, introduced in the Mediterranean for textiles.
Schinus molle - evergreen tree, 3-15 m tall. Originally from Argentina, Bolivia and Peru where it grows from 0 to 2400 m altitude. Cultivated soil erosion, but also as ornamental species, or bonsai.
Shrub or small tree, evergreen, 1-4 m high. Prostrata strain or upward. Green stalk, glabra, thin, flexible, geniculati. Leaves 2-6 cm long, oblong-elliptic, top obtuse or acute, margin fine teeth 3 ribs prominent upper front glabra, 12-15 mm long stalks.
Tree 25 m high. Trunk erect, branched. Ritidom smooth, dark gray. Crown broad, thick, tapered. Leaves persistent, alternate, coriacee, lamina ovat-oblong, acute, entire and slightly wavy edge on the upper side and glossy green color, on the underside is brown-rust, pubescent, ribbed central rib obvious; nervatiuni pinnate secondary.
Robinia pseudoacacia - Acacia
Tree, 25 m high, crown iregulata, oval, open. Maroni stalk, thin, tomato-brown of thorns present 1.5-2.5 cm long. Small buds superimposed. Leaves alternate, imparipenat-compound, 7-19 folio elliptical, obovata, opposite, entire edge, nervatiune pinnate, 4-5 cm long, green or green glauca, are yellow in autumn.
Herbaceous perennial, rhizome cylindrical. Reddish stem, 80-100 cm tall, easy hirsuta-pubescent, branched. Leaves alternate, petiolare, lanceolata-ovata, margine evening, slightly pubescent; to the top of the stem leaves are Sesi.
Coreopsis tinctoria - North American native grass, cultivated as ornamental species for mixed borders, in pots and cut flowers.
Dianthus carthusianorum - carnation field
Herbaceous perennial. Stem erect, simple or branched, 25-65 cm, glabra. Leaves opposite, lamina linear-spatulate, 3-13 cm, green edges glabrata. Blossom dense, 4-15 flowers; bractei lanceolata, equal to or greater than the calyx, herbaceous, 4-6 bracteole, brown, oblong-obovata. Pedicel 0.1-2 mm.
Viburnum opulus L. - calin, snowball
Originally from Europe, grows spontaneously in the Netherlands, the soil rich in forests, and forest edge. Description - shrub, 1,3-3,5 m high; ritidom smooth, exfoliating in strips is, open gray on the outside, Brown -yellow on the inside, branched stem. Leaves opposite, 3-lobate, margin iregulat evening, the round or truncata, top acuminata, glabra on the upper face, lower face pubescent, dark green in summer, yellow-orange in autumn.
Delosperma cooperi originated southern Africa. Prostrata or erect stem, grows up to 13 cm high and 60 inches wide. Leaves opposite, succulent, cylindrical or 3 angles, without stipule. Flowers solitary or Cime, terminal or axillary, 8 cm diameter, open purple, calyx with 5 lobes unequal, inferior ovary with 5 rooms.