Scientific name - Stachys officinalis (L.) Trevisan
Synonyms - Concrete officinalis L., Stachys concrete.
Popular names - Concrete, concrete Erba, Bettona, concrete joint
Distribution and Habitat - a species native to Europe and the Caucasus, grass grows on soils, pastures arid and mountainous deciduous paduride collinear, from 0 to 1800 m altitude.
Description - herbaceous perennial, rizomatoasa. Stems erect, edges, 40-70 cm high. Leaves petiolate, sessile, basal leaves are long petiolate, ovate heart crenata deep toothed, leaves are sessile or short petiolate caulinare, pubescent variable. Flowers arranged in verticili shaped ear often. Calyx with 5 separate Campanula. Corolla 12-15 mm, pink or purple bilabiata with recurv tube, right upper lobe or recurv inward pubescent outside. Lower lobe is three-lobed, central lobe larger and toothed, Lateral lobes are rounded. Blooms in June and September. Poliachena fruit. 2n = 16
Curiosity - the generic name derives d ela Greek 'Stachys' = ear, referring to the arrangement of flowers on the stem.
Aquilegia atrata Koch
Herbaceous perennial. Rhizome thick, vertically or diagonally. Stem erect, branched, pubescent, green or red-purple shades, 30-80 cm high. Leaf sectors lobate 3 lobes or parts, green on the upper face and green on the lower glauca
Bush or undergrowth, 30-60 cm. Leaves petiolate, oblong-elliptic, entire, 25-30 x 7-10 cm, spiny-toothed, crenate or sinuous lobate, grooved records and white ribs. Blossom terminal or axillary, pyramidal spike. Flowers Sesi, yellow bractei large to ovata lanceolata. Calyx 8-10 mm. Corola yellow, 3.8-5 cm, corolla tube 3-3.5 cm, upper petal is erect, about 8 mm, biloba, lower petal is tri-lobate
Petunia hybrida - herbaceous, annual, used as an ornamental species in parks, gardens and terraces. Hybrid species derived from Petunia integrifolia and Petunia axillaris by Atkins in 1834.
Thlaspi montanum L.
Thlaspi montanum var. montanum is toxic and cause death of larvae of Pieris rapa.
Thlaspi montanum var. siskiyouense is a serpentine endemic from southwestern Oregon.
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.
New species of Betula in China
Tree, strain 25 m high and 60 cm in diameter. Bark dark gray or gray-brown, longitudinal cracks and is exfoliating. Branches reddish brown or gray-brown, densely glandular Vilo and resin. Petiole 1.5-3.0 cm, densely dotted Vilos resin.
Corylus avellana - hazelnut
Corylus avellana - shrub, common in Europe and western Asia, from plains to 1,200 m altitude, increase in association with Acer pseudoplatanus, Crataegus laevigata, Crataegus monogyna, Fraxinus excelsior, Lonicera xylosteum, Salix caprea, Sambucus nigra and Sorbus aria.
Gentiana verna L.
Gentiana verna - a species native to southern central Europe, Russia, England and Ireland, increasing the Alpine and subalpine meadows, wetlands, from 400 to 2600 m altitude.
Gentiana lutea - mountain species, native to southern Europe, grows on limestone bedrock, on pastures rich in organic matter, from 1000 to 2200 m altitude.