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Sabah Snake Grass (Clinacanthus nutans) 憂遁草/鱷嘴花/沙巴蛇草

Sabah Snake Grass (Clinacanthus nutans) 憂遁草/鱷嘴花/沙巴蛇草

Flowers see link: http://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/garden_catalog/cat.cgi?uid=Clinacanthus_nutans&comments=1

Sabah Snake Grass (Clinacanthus nutans) 憂遁草/鱷嘴花/沙巴蛇草

Sabah Snake Grass (Clinacanthus nutans) 憂遁草/鱷嘴花/沙巴蛇草

Sabah Snake Grass (Clinacanthus nutans) 憂遁草/鱷嘴花/沙巴蛇草

Sabah Snake Grass (Clinacanthus nutans) 憂遁草/鱷嘴花/沙巴蛇草

Sabah Snake Grass foliage.(Clinacanthus nutans) 憂遁草/鱷嘴花/沙巴蛇草葉片.

Sabah Snake Grass foliage (Clinacanthus nutans) from cutting. 憂遁草/鱷嘴花/沙巴蛇草從扦插枝條長出的葉片.

Sabah Snake Grass cuttings. (Clinacanthus nutans) 憂遁草/鱷嘴花/沙巴蛇草扦插苗.

Sabah Snake Grass cuttings. (Clinacanthus nutans) 憂遁草/鱷嘴花/沙巴蛇草扦插苗.

Tropical medicinal perennial plant.  Easy to grow from cuttings.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade or light shade location.  Orange red flowers are quite showy!  USDA Zones:7-11.  Mature size:2.5M(H) if growing in warm climate in ground.  But this plant has been propagate by stem cuttings and used leaves often so I never heard anyone grow it to mature size.

熱帶藥用多年生草花.  容易以扦插枝條來繁殖.  最好種在全日照到半日照或散光的環境.  橘紅色花相當獨特亮眼!  耐熱不甚耐寒.  成熟植株高度可達2.5公尺不過那是在溫暖氣候區地植放任生長的結果,倒沒聽說過能長那麼高大的.

Reference links:  參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinacanthus_nutans

http://www.tea-code.com/snake-grass.html

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2013/462751/

http://blog.ongsiwkim.com/en/experience/

https://uncleherbs.org/health-benefits-of-sabah-snake-grass-clinacanthus-nutans/

http://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/garden_catalog/cat.cgi?uid=Clinacanthus_nutans&comments=1

Oxalis simplex (Oxalis simplex) 屁屁酢

Oxalis simplex (Oxalis simplex) 屁屁酢

Oxalis simplex (Oxalis simplex) flowers. 屁屁酢開花.

Oxalis simplex (Oxalis simplex) flowers. 屁屁酢開花.

Oxalis simplex (Oxalis simplex) flower bud. 屁屁酢花苞出現了!

Oxalis simplex (Oxalis simplex) flower bud. 屁屁酢花苞出現了!

Oxalis simplex (Oxalis simplex) 屁屁酢

Oxalis simplex (Oxalis simplex) 屁屁酢

Oxalis simplex (Oxalis simplex) have heart shape/butt like foliage. 屁屁酢的葉片真的很可愛!

Oxalis simplex (Oxalis simplex) have heart shape/butt like foliage. 屁屁酢的葉片真的很可愛!

Oxalis simplex (Oxalis simplex) flower size is a bit bigger than thumb nail. 屁屁酢花徑比姆指指甲稍大些.

Oxalis simplex (Oxalis simplex) flower size is a bit bigger than thumb nail. 屁屁酢花徑比姆指指甲稍大些.

2016-04-11 015 (Medium)

Oxalis simplex (Oxalis simplex) 屁屁酢球根蠻小顆的,比米粒大些比黃豆小些. Its bulb sizes are smaller than a soy beans, some are just bigger than a grain of rice.

Oxalis simplex is small flowering bulb, tender perennial.   A small heart shape/butt cheeks like foliage with white single flower come with yellow centre is very cute!  Excellent for containers.  Very easy to grow and propagate.  Best growing in full sun location.  Propagate by bulbs or division.  USDA Zones:8-11.   Mature size:3″-6″(H) X 6″-10′(W).

它是小型開花球根,不耐寒的多年生草花.  葉片為一片心狀/屁屁的樣子葉形有著小小的單瓣白花,近花心處為黃色搭配起來蠻可愛雅致!  很適合小盆盆植亦極易繁殖.  最好種在全日照處.  繁殖以分球或分株為主.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高為3-6吋,寬幅6-10吋.

Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium) 冬青葡萄/奧勒岡葡萄

Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium) 冬青葡萄/奧勒岡葡萄

Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium) yellow flowers in spring. 冬青葡萄/奧勒岡葡萄春天開的黃花.

Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium) yellow flowers in spring. 冬青葡萄/奧勒岡葡萄春天開的黃花.

Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium) yellow flowers in spring. 冬青葡萄/奧勒岡葡萄白色冬雪中襯托著秋末橘紅的葉片.

Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium) yellow flowers in spring. 冬青葡萄/奧勒岡葡萄白色冬雪中襯托著秋末橘紅的葉片.

Small evergreen shrub.  Very hardy and easy to grow. Best growing in full sun to partial shade location. This shrub has yellow flowers in spring, edible dusty indigo to black berries in late summer for birds/human/animals, foliage from glossy dark green turn orange red in late fall throughout the winter.  It has different looks in different seasons. Excellent for rock garden and small/medium garden.  Propagate by seeds or cuttings. Mature size:4′-6′(H) X 4′-6′(W). USDA Zones:5-9.

小型常綠灌木.  非常強健易於栽種.  最好種在全日照到半日照處.  這種灌木春開黃色小花,頂生,夏末果實成熟呈藍黑色吸引鳥類覓食,人也可以食用其果實但味如黑醋栗偏酸,,秋末葉色從深綠油亮轉為耀眼的橘紅色,襯著白色冬雪很有美感.  它四季有著不同的風貌. 很適合岩砌花園,小/中型花園.  繁殖以種子或扦插方式來進行.  成熟株高及寬幅為4-6呎.  耐寒耐熱性皆佳.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahonia_aquifolium

http://www.pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=Mahonia+aquifolium

Purple Skullcap (Scutellaria formosana) 藍花黄岑

Purple Skullcap (Scutellaria formosana) 藍花黄岑

2016-05-25藍花黃岑 (Medium)

Purple Skullcap (Scutellaria formosana) grow slowly. 藍花黄岑長很慢.

Purple Skullcap (Scutellaria formosana) 藍花黄岑

Purple Skullcap (Scutellaria formosana) 藍花黄岑

A semi-herbaceous, clump forming perennial.  Native in south of China and Taiwan.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.   Small blue/violet flowers in late spring to early fall.  Long blooming time.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and birds.  Mature size:1.5′-2′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W).  USDA Zones:7-11.  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.  Medicinal.

它是叢生的多年生草花,又稱:台灣立浪草. 原生於中國南方及台灣.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照的環境.  藍紫色的小花開花不斷,從春末開到秋涼.  花期很長.  花是吸引蜂蝶及鳥類的蜜源.  成熟株高1.5-2呎,寬幅1-1.5呎.  喜熱不喜冷. 繁殖以種子或扦插來進行.   它是藥用植物,全草鮮品或曬乾,主要用於解熱發表.散瘀止痛.

Reference links:參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scutellaria_formosana            http://www.renaissanceherbs.com.au/romantic-cottage/scutellaria-formosana-purple-skullcap                                           http://tsui.fl.blog.163.com/blog/static/4796968520118845617485/               https://www.disdelightfulplants.com.au/buy-Scutellaria_formosana-3765.html

Catmint (Anisomeles indica (L. ) Kuntze )魚針草/客家抹草/防風草

Catmint (Anisomeles indica (L. ) Kuntze )魚針草/客家抹草/防風草

Catmint (Anisomeles indica (L. ) Kuntze ) seeds. 魚針草/客家抹草/防風草種子.

Catmint (Anisomeles indica (L. ) Kuntze ) seeds. 魚針草/客家抹草/防風草種子.

Flower image see link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anisomeles_indica
Annual or biennial herb. Native in eastern Asia.  Best growing in full sun location. Small pink and white flowers in summer to fall.  Easy to grow from seeds.  Mature size:3′-6′(H) X 2′-4′(W). square stems.  Propagate mainly by seeds.  Medicinal.

一年生或二年生草花. 原生東亞的藥草.  最好栽種在全日照處.  夏秋開小小的粉白唇狀花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  容易由種子繁殖.  成熟株高3-6呎,2-4呎寬.  全草有清熱解毒及消炎鎮痛的作用.  莖方形. 主要以種子來繁殖.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://kmweb.coa.gov.tw/subject/ct.asp?xItem=1029903&ctNode=9020&mp=1&kpi=0&hashid=
http://www.everydayhealth.com.tw/article/5354

Greater burdock/Edible burdock (Arctium lappa) 牛蒡

Edible burdock (Arctium lappa) 牛蒡

Edible burdock (Arctium lappa) roots bought from supermarket. 超市賣的牛蒡的根.

Edible burdock (Arctium lappa) roots bought from supermarket. 超市賣的牛蒡的根.

Edible burdock (Arctium lappa) roots bought from supermarket. 超市賣的牛蒡的根. Roots section view. 根部橫剖面圖.

Edible burdock (Arctium lappa) roots bought from supermarket. 超市賣的牛蒡的根. Roots section view. 根部橫剖面圖.

Edible burdock (Arctium lappa) 牛蒡

Edible burdock seed packet. (Arctium lappa) 牛蒡的種子包.

Edible burdock seeds.(Arctium lappa) 牛蒡的種子

Edible burdock seeds.(Arctium lappa) 牛蒡的種子

Super hardy biennial herb/root vegetable.   Easy to grow.  USDA Zones:2-10. Mature size:2′-8′(H) X 3′-4′(W). Arctium lappa is  commonly called greater burdock/edible burdock is sunflower family, hardy vegetable mainly growing for its long root. It has become an invasive weed in some countries where do not how to consume them.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Drought and cold tolerant. No maintenance.   This plant is not just edible as food also medicinal.  Red-purple flowers in late spring to mid summer.  Self seeds easily.  Propagate by seeds.

牛蒡是強健的草藥/根莖類蔬菜.  二年生草本植物.  極易栽種.  耐寒又耐熱.  成熟株高2-8呎,寬幅3-4呎. 它是向日葵家族的一員,是種來取極長的根部為蔬菜.  由於極強健又耐寒耐熱耐旱,無須維護.  所以對不知如何食用它的國家而言變成強勢的雜草.  它不僅是根莖類蔬菜亦可藥用. 栽種以全日照到半日照處種植為佳. 紫紅偏藍的花於春末到仲夏開花.  容易自行結籽繁殖.  繁殖以種子為主.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctium_lappa

https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E7%89%9B%E8%92%A1

http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/burdock-root.html

http://cht.a-hospital.com/w/%E7%89%9B%E8%92%A1

Asiatic Wormwood/Mugwort (Artemisia argyi) 艾草

Asiatic Wormwood/Mugwort (Artemisia argyi) 艾草

Asiatic Wormwood/Mugwort (Artemisia argyi) flowers close up image. 艾草花的近距照.

Asiatic Wormwood/Mugwort (Artemisia argyi) flowers close up image. 艾草花的近距照.

Asiatic Wormwood/Mugwort (Artemisia argyi) flowers.艾草的花.

Asiatic Wormwood/Mugwort (Artemisia argyi) flowers.艾草的花.

Asiatic Wormwood/Mugwort (Artemisia argyi) is flowering in fall. 艾草秋天開花.

Asiatic Wormwood/Mugwort (Artemisia argyi) is flowering in fall. 艾草秋天開花. Back side of foliage is white, whole plant is very aromatic. 艾草葉背白色,整株有香氣.

This hardy perennial mainly are grown for food (tender shoots and leaves as leafy vegetable or dried crushed powder mix with sticky rice flower to make dessert) and medicinal uses (to steep and use the solution for external use wash or ground leaves roll into a stick to use smoke and heat above the pressure point).  Easy to grow in any full sun location.  Drought tolerant once established.  USDA Zones:4-9. Mature size:2′-3′(H) X 1.5′-2′(W). Tiny yellowish green flowers in summer and fall.  Self seeds easily.  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.  The whole plant is aromatic.  This herb is very common in Asia.

艾草是蒿屬,強健的多年生草本,主要種來當食物(嫩葉如葉菜食用乾燥艾草粉拌糯米粉做成點心)及藥用(薰/洗). 容易栽種在全日照處.  根系穩定後相當耐旱.  耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高2-3呎,寬幅1.5-2呎.  小小的黃色花於夏末秋初開花,   很容易自行結籽繁殖.   繁榮以種子,扦插或分株來進行.  全株有香氣.  它是亞洲常見常用的藥草.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.baike.com/wiki/%E8%89%BE%E8%8D%89

http://www.drugs.com/npp/chinese-mugwort.html