This small plant, which stands just a foot off the ground where it grows, has a particular anatomical distribution of their stems.
Located in curious places, including some that seem incredible to the development of any plant, such as on rooftops, in the rocks ...: this is because their development requires very little amount of substrate, so which can be interlocked in any place where there is a little soil and lots of sun.
At first glance, we can distinguish two types of stems, some which are called sterile and others possessing reproductive organs (flowers) are fertile.
We have to wait until June to see the flowering of this plant, the flowers start from known fertile stems, unlike the sterile, are reddish and rise on the ground that supports them, have leaves distributed along the stem and have few side shoots that start from the end of principal, on whose apex we find the whole blooming. The flowers have a calyx and reddish tones are characterized by white corolla, which is larger than the cup itself.
The sterile stems slide on the ground tortuously, as if crawling, it seems as if they were twisted on itself; of them born rootlets that remain strongly attached to the ground. They are grayish in color and leave them hairless leaves and closely spaced in which we find no hint of flower.
Harvesting is done in May and is consumed fresh, without a drying.
It contains important elements for the development of good functioning, such as iron, magnesium, sodium and potassium are in the form of salts such as chloride, phosphate ... Qualities which gives refreshing and rehydrating especially since what is produced in the dehydration is a loss of salts that this plant is capable of restoring.
It is astringent, so it also applies on ulcers and open wounds to clean and cure it at once to be re-epithelizing regenerate skin faster, resulting in a rapid healing and prevents the emergence of other opportunistic infections.
As mentioned above, its salt content favors to use as rehydration: mixing the juice obtained by expression of the plant with sugar water, plus salt intake reports a rapid carbohydrate utilization, essential when dealing to undertake a major muscle exercise.
Crushing the plant you get a cake that is applied to wounds vulnerary effect.
HABITAT: On walls and rocks
PART USED: Whole plant
CASTILIAN: Siempreviva menor
CATALAN: Crespinell blanc
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