Sambucus ebulus (danewort, dane weed, danesblood, dwarf elder, blood hilder)

Sambucus ebulus, also known as danewort, dane weed, danesblood, dwarf elder or European dwarf elder, walewort, elderwort and blood hilder of the family Caprifoliaceae. With the purpose of treatment is used the root of a plant.
Sambucus ebulus looks like an elderberry outwardly, but differs from it by a sharp and unpleasant smell and color of the anthers (they are red, not yellow as in the black elderberry).

Sambucus ebulus flowers

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Sambucus sibirica (red elderberry)

Sambucus sibirica (red elderberry) - long thick-branched small tree or shrub height of 3 - 6 m. Bark is rayish-brown, slightly suberized on the stem and older branches. Young shoots are glabrous, reddish-brown, with a few lenticels. The leaves are opposite, compound, imparipinnately compound with 3 - 9 oblong-ovate leaves and with serrate-toothed or serrated edges. Leaf lamina of each of them is naked or pubescent below, with a long-pointed tip. Inflorescence is erect, thick, paniculate, dense. The flowers are greenish-yellow. The fruits - berries are bright red, juicy, globular. It flowers in May and June, fruiting in July-August.
It is found in Russia, Siberia and the Far East, as well as in China and Japan. It grows on sparse coniferous and mixed forests, on rocky alluvial deposits, on the rocks, on the slopes of ravines and banks of rivers.

Sambucus sibirica

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Ligularia mongolica

Ligularia mongolica - a perennial herb, with a short rhizome, with fibrous remnants of leaves on the stem, with numerous threadlike roots. Stem single, up to 1 m in height. The leaves are fleshy, gray-blue. Basal and lower stem leaves are with long petioles, with the egg-shaped lamina. Stem leaves are oblong, sessile, short or amplexicaul. Inflorescence - a dense brush, up to 8 cm in length. Ligulate flowers are golden yellow, the ligula up to 2 cm in length. Receptacle of tubular flowers is bare, tuft of stout reddish hairs. Fruit - a spindle-shaped achene, with slightly 5 prominent ribs.

Ligularia mongolica flowers

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Jasione montana (blue bonnets, blue buttons, blue daisy, iron flower, sheep's scabious and sheep's bit)

Jasione montana (common names include blue bonnets, blue buttons, blue daisy, iron flower, sheep's scabious and sheep's bit). Biennial herbaceous plant with one or more stems than 50 cm in height, leafy only in southern part; leaves are entire, alternate and from obovate to linear ones. Flowers are collected in dense globular apical top, with envelope, ovate boll. It flowers in July-September. It grows in sandy places, in the pine forests.

Jasione montana flower

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Stachys officinalis is commonly known as betony, purple betony, wood betony, bishopwort, or bishop's wort of the family Labiatae

Stachys officinalis is commonly known as betony, purple betony, wood betony, bishopwort, or bishop's wort of the family Labiatae. A perennial herb with an erect, common, tetraquetrous stems, often coated with pressed down hard hairs; on the stem there are only two pairs of separately located bottom sand leaves, collected in the rosette. The leaves are oblong-ovate, cordate at base, the lower are large and long, the upper are smaller, short. The flowers are purple-red, located at the top of the stem in the form of whorled spikelets; cup quinquedentate, cloves with long fibers, shorter of corolla tube. Corolla is pentapetalous, adnate, bilabiate, the upper labellum is erect, the bottom - lobed, with a broad middle lobe, 4 stamens; the two of them are longer. The fruit consists of four nuts. It flowers from June to August.

Stachys officinalis

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