What do we know about plants - signs of a flower horoscope? Orchid.
C 3 till November 12 the main sign of a flower horoscope - a mysterious Orchid.
Orchids are not famous for frankness, preferring to inform people around of already happened events, but not of the plans. The reserve is accompanied by endurance and patience, but representatives of a sign do not love long uncertainty.
At work Orchids usually do not manage to avoid conflict situations with colleagues and the administration. But “ on the personal " front; the stable relations are quite possible. A sign - the riddle reveals to the partner the secrets not at once as if throwing firewood in the fading fire.
The long relations not always pass into family. Orchids do not hurry “ to put on a neck a collar “ preferring to live for itself. Inveterate bachelors among them - not a rarity.
In flora of an orchid or orkhidny - the largest and most interesting family of monocotyledonous plants. It unites hundreds of childbirth and tens of thousands of types. Almost tenth part of plants in the world belongs to family. On Earth there are a little places disregarded orkhidny unless polar regions and waterless deserts.
Orkhidny which appeared nearly hundred million years ago differ in a peculiar way of life. The majority of them - the epiphytes which are not able to live independently. In a free translation with Greek an epiphyte - living on a plant.
This is not about the parasites eating plant juice - the owner. In a rainforest it is difficult to win “ place in the sun “. Orchids lodge closer to light in forks of branches, receiving nutrients from a thin alluvial layer of earth and damp tropical air.
The most beautiful flowers of orchids are often deprived of nectar, and pollen cannot be used by insects in food. At the same time pollination is made by insects. For their attraction it was necessary to plants “ to think up “ the bright and unusual flowers imitating insect, ready to pairing, flowers of other plants rich with nectar.
Seeds of orchids small, from millimeter shares to several millimeters. They are not capable to give life to a sprout without assistance. In seeds there are not enough carbohydrates which provide some species of mushrooms.
Acquaintance of Europe to orchids is full of the drama and interesting facts. The first flower was shown at the end of the first third of the 18th century by some missionary who brought a plant from the Bahamas. In hundred years Europeans organized the real hunting for beauties.
In search of orchids of expedition plowed open spaces of Africa, America and Asia. Not all were accompanied by good luck. The found copies often perished, without having reached Europe. Hunters were trapped by various misfortunes, many of them died of adversities, attacks of wild animals and snake stings, died in ship-wrecks and fights with local population.
But come back with valuable freight expected real “ god-send “. The prices of orchids were fabulous. At the beginning of the 20th century it was possible to gain up to one and a half hundred pounds for one copy.
For years of injurious hunting the irreplaceable loss was caused to orchids. Many types completely disappeared. In habitats they were exhausted simply, and in Europe it was not possible " in any way; to tame “ chuzhestranok.
Tropical orchids are known to much. But not all know that orchids - our neighbors. In near Moscow area it is possible to meet a lyubka a two-leaved or wild orchid. The word of mouth allocates with bewitching force drink from roots of this plant with white flowers and gentle aroma.
Other northern orchid - a yatryshnik spotty or cuckoo tears. This plant is similar to a wild orchid, grows in the same places. But aroma its not such strong, but flowers not white, and rozovato - lilac color.
The most rare and original among the Russian orchids - ofris. On its flowers it is constant “ sits “ insect. Replanting is necessary to draw attention of pollinators - wasps.
Unfortunately, the quantity of orchids in our corner of the world constantly decreases. 39 local types are brought in the Red List. The reason in change of a habitual microclimate and the ecological environment, deforestation and drainage of bogs.
Russian “ aristocracy “ flora needs protection and the help. It would be desirable to believe that she will receive it.