April 2024

Corn chamomile A field chamomile 🌼🌱


Corn chamomile A field chamomile Anthemis arvensis, called corn chamomile, is an herbaceous plant belonging to the Asteraceae family. It is common in cereal crops, pastures, and along roadsides. Common chamomile resembles corn chamomile, but it is distinguished by its smaller flowers and characteristic aromatic odor. Anthemis arvensis blooms from April to August, attracting various pollinating insects . The seeds that fall to the ground are then dispersed mainly by ants . Did you know? Although it appears as a single flower, it is actually an inflorescence composed of numerous small flowers: the outer ones are white surrounding a central [...]

Corn chamomile A field chamomile 🌼🌱2024-05-02T15:29:33+02:00

Anthaxia hungarica Shiny as a jewel 💎🪲


Anthaxia hungarica Shiny as a jewel Anthaxia hungarica is a Buprestidae beetle, a family that includes some of the most beautiful insects. Its coloration is bright green , gold, blue, or purple. Solid and slender, it has a tapered body. It measures up to 15 mm in length. Buprestids lay their eggs in wood where the larvae dig galleries. Adults, on the other hand, feed on pollen, mostly from the Asteraceae family . Did you know? Certain beetles of the Buprestidae family are so bright and flashy that they are used as jewels by some primitive tribes. LIFE Programme #LIFEprogramme [...]

Anthaxia hungarica Shiny as a jewel 💎🪲2024-05-02T15:26:19+02:00

Wild Service Tree


Wild Service Tree A splash of color in autumn The wild service tree (Torminalis glaberrima) is a small tree that reaches a height of 15-20 meters, similar to maple. It grows in deciduous forests, scrublands, on rocky slopes, and among cliffs. The flowers are creamy-white, five-petaled, clustered in small bunches. They are fragrant and highly sought after by pollinating insects ; they bloom between April and May. The fruits (sorbs) are small ovoid pomes with a tangy taste, much appreciated by birds and edible: they used to be eaten dried or used to make brandy. Did you know? The leaves [...]

Wild Service Tree2024-04-15T09:41:40+02:00

St. John’s Wort


St. John's Wort To treat... wounds St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum, Hypericaceae family) includes numerous varieties, similar to each other. The beautiful yellow flowers have five petals and numerous stamens These plants grow solitary or in colonies, forming in this case beautiful patches of golden yellow mixed with reddish; in fact, the flowers last little, after a day they are already withered, they become felted and turn rusty red in color. St. John's Wort grows at the edges of woods, along hedges, in grassy places, and along roadsides. It is visited by numerous species of pollinating insects The leaves when [...]

St. John’s Wort2024-04-04T13:45:46+02:00
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