We have become accustomed to numerous photo shoots on the background of the university’s first building. It was portrayed in many angles. And the invariable attribute of summer photos is the look through the spruce branches or fragile greens almost century-old willows.
The landscape of Kyiv Polytechnic Institute becomes more beautiful and attractive: new elements, plantations and compositions appear. A spring blossom palette gladdens. It would seem that all good corners were visited, explored and photographed. But it is not.
It is called exotic plant among conifers. With all the features of the needle, the tree overthrows needles in the winter and in spring it is covered with young greens. Its Russian name originates from this - "lystvennytsa" and Ukrainian one - modryna. Botanists call it Larix.
In our polluted metropolitan areas there are increasingly appeared the blotches of evergreen plantings. Most of them are from a family of junipers, featuring a variety of shapes and forms, but the same property to clean the air.
Tourists who travel paths of Ukraine, tour guides love to talk about Satan-berry (dogwood), telling the story of O.Vishnia. Allah, wanting to bring order to the land, gathered all living creatures and ordered to choose a plant from which then eat.