Thalictrum foetidum L. of the family Ranunculaceae. A perennial herb with horizontal threadlike rhizomes and outgoing fine adventitious roots of it. Stems are 15-65 cm tall, bluish-green, the middle and upper parts are evenly leafy. Leaves are triply or four times imparipinnately compound, in general outline clean harsh hairs. Leaves are small, broadly ovate, almost round. Flowers are in loose spreading panicle, small, drooping. Tepals are brown, about 4-5. Fruits are sessile achenes, laterally compressed, glandular hairs.

Thalictrum foetidum L flower

Coronilla varia L. of the family Leguminosae. A perennial herb with branched creeping rhizome from which are developed numerous hollow stems. The flowers form a short bulbous umbels on the stalks. Fruits - beans, brown or brownish black. It blooms all summer. The seeds begin to ripen in July.
It occurs in the middle and southern zone of the European part of the former USSR, in the Caucasus. It grows in meadows, prairies, on the slopes of hills, forest edges, among shrubs, in crops as a weed.
With the purpose of treatment is used herb (stems, leaves, flowers) and seeds. The grass is collected in May - August, the seeds in July - August.
In recent years, Coronilla varia L. pharmacological properties have been studied in many laboratories. Isolated from the seeds of Coronilla varia L. glycoside coroniside is similar to strophantine by biological activity. The second one, found in the seeds of Coronilla varia L. glycoside - coronillin - has been studied less. In paired medicine, drugs of Coronilla varia L. are still not widely used, however the plant should be considered as a prospective in medical treatment.
In traditional medicine, tinctures and decoctions of Coronilla varia L. are used as diuretic and cardiac agents, with bloody diarrhea. Internal use of Coronilla varia L. as a poisonous plant requires great care and control.

Coronilla varia L flower

Valeriana officinalis (L.) Sensu lato (Valerian). A perennial herb 100-150 cm tall. It brings together a number of species of valerian, which are used in medicine. The leaves are opposite, ovate-lanceolate, serrated or entire. Inflorescence is large, branched, in some part, in the form of complex corymb. The flowers are small, fragrant, bisexual, pink or white. it flowers in June - August.
In the wild it is common in the Carpathians, Poles'e in the forest-steppe and steppe (shining valerian) - in flood plains, on the grassy-sedge marshes, wet thickets of willow.

Valeriana officinalis flowers

Vanilla fragrans (Salisb.) Ames of the orchid family - Orchidaceae. Liana has a very long, woody stem, developing numerous of aerial roots. The leaves are green or yellow-green, succulent, oblong-elliptical, annular; flowers are in racemes, yellowish-green color, zygomorphic, are opened only in the afternoon; perianth of five oblong leaflets, the sixth one, forming lip, rolled into a tube enclosing the stamens and pistil making it difficult to pollination, by local butterflies. Ovary inferior, forming a narrow elongated fruit - obtuse three-edged cylindrical box of length 10-30 cm.

Vanilla fragrans flower

 (Cornflower, Bachelor's button, Bluebottle, Boutonniere flower, Hurtsickle, Cyani flower). An annual herb to 50 cm tall, slightly arachnoid-fibrous. Root is weak, stalky, branched. Stem is erect, branched. Basal leaves are petiolate, alternate, entire or lobed, obovate-lanceolate, sessile. Stem leaves are linear or linear-lanceolate, sessile. The flowers are in bolls, arranged singly on long stalks, the outer ones - barren, blue, funnel-shaped, the inner - tubular, the violet - fertile. Envelope of the boll of leaves is of different shape: outer, ovate, with membranous rim, inner lanceolate with filmy appendage. Fruit - achene is brownish-gray with a tuft of hair. It flowers in June and July.
It grows as a weed in crops and fallow fields, meadows in all areas of Russia.

Centaurea cyanus flower