Greek Mountain Tea (Sideritis syriaca) 希臘高山茶

Greek Mountain Tea (Sideritis syriaca) 希臘高山茶

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Greek Mountain Tea (Sideritis syriaca) dry plants and seeds. 希臘高山茶的乾燥植株與種子.

Also known as ironwort.  This tropical tender perennial is native in Greece.  Easy to grow wild in suitable environment.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in well drained rocky limy soil. Small bright yellow flowers on the erected flower stems bloom almost all year around.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Silvery white foliage and stems have fuzzy texture.  Whole plant is aromatic, very pleasant.  USDA Zones:8-11.  Drought tolerant.  Mature size:2′-3′(H) X 1.5′-2′(W).  Usually can be steeped in hot boiling water or simmer then drain the solid part out, add some honey to taste, very soothing herb tea!  Medicinal.    Propagate by seeds.

希臘高山茶是熱帶多年生草花原生於希臘中高海拔的山區向陽面.  環境適宜會很容易蔓生成野草一樣. 最好栽種於全日照到半日照的環境於排水極佳的礫土. 幾乎全年開花不斷,小小的黃色開在直立的花梗上.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  植株為銀白色被有細毛.  全株有怡人的藥草香.   喜熱不耐寒. 耐旱.   成熟植株2-3呎高,寬幅1.5-2呎.  通常以熱開水沖泡或以小火慢煮後濾去渣滓,添加蜂蜜增甜就成了很讓人放鬆的青草茶了!  藥用的藥效為消腫,止咳,抗氧化及止痛利溼.  以種子來繁殖.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sideritis_syriaca                            http://herbs-treatandtaste.blogspot.ca/2012/07/ironwort-mountain-tea-plant-scientific.html                  http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/112381/

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