Celebration 40 genera salad

40 years ago this month I came to Norway to find a place for us to live as I was to start work at Institutt for kontinentalsokkelundersøkelser (IKU; Continental Shelf Institute) in Trondheim in October 1981. The flat I found was here in Malvik kommune (Torp). 
To celebrate 40 years in Malvik I made a salad with 40 different genera. The names of the genera are below the pictures!

The 40 genera:

  1. Begonia
  2. Anethum
  3. Salvia
  4. Lactuca
  5. Chrysanthemum
  6. Raphanus
  7. Apium
  8. Coriandrum
  9. Oxalis
  10. Tilia
  11. Tropaeolum
  12. Hablitzia
  13. Hosta
  14. Stellaria
  15. Alliaria
  16. Phyteuma
  17. Melissa
  18. Malva
  19. Lavatera
  20. Allium
  21. Lunaria
  22. Arabis
  23. Alchemilla
  24. Scorzonera
  25. Tragopogon
  26. Sanguisorba
  27. Campanula
  28. Primula
  29. Taraxacum
  30. Rumex
  31. Viola
  32. Lepidium
  33. Claytonia
  34. Ligularia
  35. Fragaria
  36. Osmorhiza
  37. Barbarea
  38. Hemerocallis
  39. Crambe
  40. Myrrhis

Chelidonium majus: the double form

Chelidonium majus (from the poppy family Papaveraceae), or greater celandine (Norw: Svaleurt), is an important plant in western phytotherapy and in traditional Chinese medicine and is known here in Norway as a relic plant, often found around the ruins of old monasteries. I introduced it to my garden some 25 years ago or more. At one time I decided to remove it as it wasn’t in the theme of the garden of edible plants (although there are records of it being eaten with careful preparation, but definitely in the famine food category). However, it has naturalised in a mild way, popping up here and there and I tolerate it as it’s an interesting and nice lookin plant (a medimental; medicinal ornamental). I’ve also in the past introduced a cut-leaf form (var. laciniata) and also a double flowered form. The latter I thought I’d lost and then it turned up again this week, the reason for this post:

Here’s the normal form in another bed in the garden and the characteristic orange plant juice which is the part most used medicinally in treatment of a range of skin ailments: