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.
Gentiana crucial - originated in southern, central and eastern Europe, it grows on sunny pastures on limestone soils, from 200 to 2000 m altitude.
Semi-evergreen or evergreen species that cover the ground well. Leaves linear alternee or rosettes on stems, 1.5-2 cm long and 2 mm wide, Sesia, subulate. Cimoasa blossom or panic terminal flower formed of 3.9. Corola formed of 5 petals emarginate at top, obovata, 1 cm long, 5 mm wide, glabra, 1.3 cm long tube. 5 stamens, in the corolla tube of different heights.
Cerastium tomentosum - snow in summer
Cerastium tomentosum - is a commonly grown rock-garden, often escape from cultivation.
Acanthus mollis - Bear's Breeches
Native of the Mediterranean area, grows in gardens like ornamentals. Flower can be over 1.8 m tall, the purple-pink bracts contrasting with the white flowers. Prefer shelter and deep, moist soil.
Deciduous tree, native (Romania), 15 m high. The stem is often crooked, irregular. Crown rare, bright, large and irregular. Bark is thick, deeply wrinkled, forming a cracked ritidom in rectangular plates, dark brown.
Coreopsis tinctoria - North American native grass, cultivated as ornamental species for mixed borders, in pots and cut flowers.
Acer platanoides - norway maple
Acer platanoides - used as an ornamental species in parks and gardens, but also the green street.
In the United States was introduced around 1700 in East Pensilveniei. It was introduced as ornamental species, the green street, in many areas of culture out of control and become invasive species.
Tree. Stem thick, iregulat branched, 8-20 m high, small trunk with rough bark and dark, horizontal branches. Leaves opposite, dark green, elliptical language, 10-20 x 6.9 cm, the round, top round, margins entire, ribs parallel and perpendicular to the mid rib. Flowers in axillary Cime of 4-15 flowers blossom is white rachides cream, white flowers, 2.5 cm diameter and 0.8-1.4 cm long.