Scientific name - Stachys Byzantine C. Koch
Synonyms - Stachys lanata Jacq., Stachys olympia Poir.
Popular names - Donkey's Ears, woolly betony.
Distribution and Habitat - native to southeast Europe and southwest Asia, grows on dry slopes at the edge of forests, up to 2000 m altitude.
Description - Perennial species. Stems 15-80 cm tall, densely tomentoasa. Leaves 30-100 x 15-40 mm, the basal oblong spatula, the stems elliptical, attenuated at the base, white-lanate sericeu. Calyx 8-12 mm, teeth one third of the length of the tube. Corolla 15-25 mm. Seeds obovate, dorsal side convex, smooth, glabra, gray brown, 2-2.3 x 1.5-1.7 mm. 2n = 30
Propagation - the split bush and seeds.
Properties and Uses - cultivated as ornamental in parks and gardens, sometimes naturalized.
Salvia nemorosa - perennial species, native to southeastern Europe, with an area richer in Carpatico-Danubian region, increases the arid grasslands of the plains up to 1000 m altitude.
Tussilago windbag - coltsfoot
From the Latin Tussilago tussis = cough on the plant's medicinal properties, windbag is the old name of poplar because of similarities between these species leaves.
Windbag Tussilago Tussilago is the only species of the genus.
Dioscorides, used potbal leaves as a substitute for tobacco, and to treat cough and asthma.
Originally from Europe and western Asia, growing on wet soils and peat, from plain to 1800 m altitude.
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.
Lysimachia vulgaris - perennial species, herbaceous with underground rhizome widespread in temperate regions of Europe and Asia, grows in wet environments, wetlands, side channels and water courses, from 0 to 1200 m altitude.
Tithonia rotundifolia - annual species, native to Mexico and Central Aerica, cultivated as ornamental species.
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.
Syringa vulgaris L.
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.