Scientific Name - Tussilago L. windbag
Popular names - potbal, tussilaggine, farfallone, coltsfoot.
Distribution and Habitat - wet and marshy places; prefer clay to show the northern lands, from 0 to 2600 to 2700 m altitude.
Description - perennial species, horizontal roots. The leaves appear after flowering, cordiforme, glabra tomentoasa page on the top and bottom, serrated edge, long stalks. Florifera strain 20-30 cm tall, tomentoasa, covered scvame, flowers terminal, solitary, yellow-lemon; receptacle is covered with linear bracts, the disc is composed of tubular flowers, infertile, surrounded by flowers ligulate, fertile. Blooms in March-April. Fruit achenes white doll.
Propagation - by seeds sown in early spring or autumn.
Curiosity - the leaves, stemscontaining flowers and fragrant essential oils.
From the Latin Tussilago tussis = cough on the plant's medicinal properties, farfara is the old name of poplar because of similarities between these species leaves.
Windbag Tussilago Tussilago is the only species of the genus.
Dioscorides potbal leaves used as a substitute for tobacco, and to treat cough and asthma.
Epilobium dodonaei - spcie originated in Europe and the Caucasus, increases debris, calcareous rocks, up to 1700 m altitude.
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.
Brachyscome multifida - herbaceous perennial, rizomatoasa, native to temperate regions of southern Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
Tropaeolum majus L. - nasturium, Capucine
Tropaeolum majus is originally from Peru, which grows along the coasts and forests of hardwood. Also in Peru, is cultivated to prepare salads. The leaves are rich in minerals, vitamin C and a natural antibiotic.
Nicotiana alata - perennial species, native to Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. The genus name 'Nicotiana' was given in honor of Jean Nicot of Villemain, French consul in Lisbon, which in 1560 sent seeds to France.
Tree, 40 m high, truncated 1 m in diameter. Stalk, leaf stalks are brown and language violated. Petiole 1.5-3 cm long. Leaves elliptic, ovat-elliptic, 6-22 x 4.7 cm, protruding ribs on both surfaces, base cuneata, top acuminata.
Tithonia rotundifolia - annual species, native to Mexico and Central Aerica, cultivated as ornamental species.
Evergreen ornamental plant of the Theaceae family, native from Eastern Asia, its origin is still controversial, being considered by some as species indigenous from Japonia and, by others, from China. It was introduced into Europe by the Portuguese in 1542 and soon spread to Spain, England, France and Italy; into United States at the beginning of the 18th century, and in Australia during the mid 19th century.