Red Butterfly Wing (Christia vespertilionis) 蝙蝠草/飛機草

Red Butterfly Wing (Christia vespertilionis) 蝙蝠草/飛機草

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Red Butterfly Wing (Christia vespertilionis) has small white sometimes pale pink flowers. 蝙蝠草/飛機草頂生小小白色花朵有時花色偏淡粉紅色.

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Red Butterfly Wing (Christia vespertilionis) has small white flowers. 蝙蝠草/飛機草頂生小小白色花朵.

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Red Butterfly Wing (Christia vespertilionis) has nice unique foliage! 蝙蝠草/飛機草的葉片好看又特別!

Red Butterfly Wing (Christia vespertilionis) has unique pretty foliage. 蝙蝠草/飛機草有著獨特美麗的葉.

Red Butterfly Wing (Christia vespertilionis) has unique pretty foliage. 蝙蝠草/飛機草有著獨特美麗的葉.

Red Butterfly Wing (Christia vespertilionis) 蝙蝠草/飛機草

Red Butterfly Wing (Christia vespertilionis) has beautiful and unique foliage! 蝙蝠草/飛機草的葉片獨特且優美!

Red Butterfly Wing seed pods and seeds. (Christia vespertilionis) 蝙蝠草/飛機草的種莢與種子.

Red Butterfly Wing seed pods and seeds. (Christia vespertilionis) 蝙蝠草/飛機草的種莢與種子.

Red Butterfly Wing seedling. (Christia vespertilionis) 蝙蝠草/飛機草小苗.

Red Butterfly Wing seedling. (Christia vespertilionis) 蝙蝠草/飛機草小苗.

Red Butterfly Wing seedling. (Christia vespertilionis) 蝙蝠草/飛機草小苗.

Red Butterfly Wing seedling. (Christia vespertilionis) 蝙蝠草/飛機草小苗.

Red Butterfly Wing seedling. (Christia vespertilionis) 蝙蝠草/飛機草小苗.

Red Butterfly Wing seedling. (Christia vespertilionis) 蝙蝠草/飛機草小苗.

Red Butterfly Wing seedling. (Christia vespertilionis) 蝙蝠草/飛機草小苗.

Red Butterfly Wing seedling foliage is bigger and more like a wing shape. (Christia vespertilionis) 蝙蝠草/飛機草小苗葉片開始變大越有型.

Very interesting shape of foliage.  Tender perennial, mainly growing for its foliage.  It is also medicinal herb.  It prefers growing in shade, in moist soil.  Tiny white flowers bloom in late summer to early fall.  Mature size:2′-3′(H) X 6″-1′(W).   Not cold tolerant.  Easy to grow and propagate.  Propagation by seeds or cuttings.  Medicinal herb , use whole plant either fresh or dried.  Internal or external use. ( page 119 of https://books.google.ca/books?id=b1OiBQAAQBAJ&pg=PA119&lpg=PA119&dq=christia+vespertilionis+medical+uses&source=bl&ots=bq4lOFAYXu&sig=bUP3JCEpusECtFNq9NhKR98y5o8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CDAQ6AEwA2oVChMI-KOpsqeLxgIVD0mSCh3LRwBq#v=onepage&q=christia%20vespertilionis%20medical%20uses&f=false ) and “The whole plant is used medicinally for treating tuberculosis and snake bites. The leaves are used as a topical treatment for healing bone fractures." — http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=200012047

是蝶形花科蝙蝠草屬,為多年生草本的觀葉植物,花小白色或淡粉紅色. 成熟植株2-3呎高,6吋-1呎寬幅.  喜濕潤土壤. 容易栽種在半蔭/散光處到全蔭.  適合室內小盆栽種. 夏末秋初開小白花.  以種子或扦插來繁殖. 作為藥草使用全草新鮮或乾燥的皆可.  味甘.微辛.性涼.  用於清熱涼血/祛瘀活血/舒筋活絡或解毒止痛.調經理帶. 可外用或內服.

Reference links: 參考網站連結:

http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=200012047 http://www.strangewonderfulthings.com/278.htm http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23545785 http://baike.baidu.com/view/984515.htm

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