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Horehund (Marrubium vulgare)歐夏至草

Horehund (Marrubium vulgare)歐夏至草

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Horehund (Marrubium vulgare)歐夏至草

Cold hardy perennial. Well known as a medicinal herb. Easy to grow. Best in full sun location. Small white flower in summer. Flowers attract bees, butterflies and seeds attract birds to feed on. USDA Zones:4-9. Mature size:2′-3′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W). Propagate by seeds, cuttings, layering or division. Self-seed easily. Could be invasive in warm climate regions.

耐寒強健的多年生草花. 以其藥用價值聞名.又稱為銀薄荷或苦薄荷. 容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照處. 夏開白色小花. 花頗吸引蜂蝶,種子吸引鳥類覓食. 耐寒不甚耐熱. 成熟株高2-3呎,寬幅1-1.5呎. 繁殖以種子,扦插,壓條或分株的方式來進行. 容易自行落子繁殖. 在溫暖的地區可能成為強勢植物.

Reference links:網路資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marrubium_vulgare
https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/欧夏至草

How to Make Horehound Candy & Why You Should Love This Bitter Herb


https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-886/white-horehound
https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1116/

Narrow-leaved Tea-tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) 澳洲茶樹

Narrow-leaved Tea-tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) 澳洲茶樹

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Narrow-leaved Tea-tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) seeds. 澳洲茶樹的種子.

 

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Narrow-leaved Tea-tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) seeds germination in about one week. 澳洲茶樹約1週發芽.

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Narrow-leaved Tea-tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) seedlings. 澳洲茶樹的小苗.

Tropical small to medium tree/herb.  Easy to grow in warm region.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  White brush like flowers bloom repeatedly in spring to late fall.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Plant is aromatic.  USDA Zones:8-11.  Mature size:6′-20′(H/W). Propagate by seeds.  Fast growing.  Medicinal.   Could be invasive in warm region.  Suitable for containers.

桃金孃科白千層屬.  熱帶小中型樹種/藥草.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  全年春到秋末開白色瓶刷似的花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  全株有香氣.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅6-20呎.  繁殖以種子的方式來進行.  生長快速.  藥用.  在氣候溫暖的地區可能成為強勢植物.  可盆植.

Reference links:參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melaleuca_alternifolia                    http://bruce0342.blogspot.com/2016/05/blog-post_18.html                       http://www.tsherb.com.tw/indexDataDetail.php?herb_id=42                https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/74525/

Chinese Water Spinach or Swamp Morning Glory (Ipomoea aquatica) 空心菜

Chinese Water Spinach or Swamp Morning Glory (Ipomoea aquatica) 空心菜

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Chinese Water Spinach or Swamp Morning Glory (Ipomoea aquatica) seeds. 空心菜種子包內的種子.

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Chinese Water Spinach or Swamp Morning Glory (Ipomoea aquatica) seeds germination in just few days in warm and moist condition. 空心菜的種子在溼熱的環境中幾天就發芽.

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Chinese Water Spinach or Swamp Morning Glory (Ipomoea aquatica) seedlings showing the seed leaves! 空心菜小實生苗長出子葉!

Tender perennial vegetable/aquatic.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist to wet soil.  Moring glory like flowers in summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:7-11. Mature size:8′-10′(H) X 6′-8′(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.  Fast growing, may be invasive in warm region.

多年生不耐寒的葉菜/水生植物. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照出的濕潤/泥裡.  夏天開朝顏般的花朵.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  喜熱不甚耐寒.  成熟株高8-10呎, 寬幅6-8呎.  繁殖以種子或扦插的方式來進行.  生長快速可能在溫暖地區成為強勢植物.

Reference links:參考網站資料連結:

http://www.clovegarden.com/ingred/mg_wspinz.html               https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1263/

Skunkvine (Paederia foetida) 雞屎藤

Skunkvine (Paederia foetida) 雞屎藤

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Skunkvine (Paederia foetida) dried mature fruit. Each fruit contains 1-2 seeds. 雞屎藤乾燥的熟果. 每顆果內有1-2顆種子.

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Skunkvine (Paederia foetida) seeds. 雞屎藤的種子.

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Skunkvine (Paederia foetida) seed germination in only several days. 雞屎藤種子還蠻快孵出的.

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Skunkvine (Paederia foetida) seed germination in only several days. 雞屎藤種子還蠻快孵出的.

 

Tender perennial flowering vine.  Whole plant is medicinal and edible.  Leaves can be harvested and cooked as leafy vegetable or as I remembered to chop the leaves and mix with eggs to make omelet.  It is very common used to give a boost for kids or young adults to grow taller.  Also could dry the harvested leaves then blend the dried leaves into powder for storage, when use the powder can mix with rice flour to make dumpling kind of food.  It is a fast growing vine so in some warm countries not eating them will be considered as invasive weed.  The whole plant has an strong scent/odour some people really dislike it hence the common name.

Best grow in full sun to partial shade loction.   Small bell shape, white flowers with magenta inner flower colour in large amount in summer.  Yellow-orange ripe fruit in fall, inside of its fruit with dark seeds. USDA Zones:6-11.   Mature size:20′(L/H) . Self-seed.  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or dividing plants.

多年生草花爬藤.  不甚耐寒.  全草具有藥用及食用價值. 葉片可採來如葉菜類煮食,或切碎後炒蛋吃. 老一輩的人說給小孩吃能幫助長高.   根切小段後燉煮粉腸可以治頑強咳嗽.    中國南方通常藉由乾燥葉片後搗成粉狀來貯存或和麵包餡做成粿或餃或丸形來吃.  由於它生長快速,在某些不吃它的溫暖國家被視為強勢的雜草.  全株有濃濃特殊的味道,有些人很不喜歡所以有臭藤的別名.  易於栽種,不耐寒.  開小花如小鈴鐺,外白內紅,數量多.  果熟呈橘黃色,外有薄硬殼,內有種子1-2枚.  種子約播下後5-7天內發芽.  繁殖以種子,壓條,扦插或分株.  它算是兼具食用與藥用的路邊野草!  非常容易栽種在全日照到半日照處.  夏天開花,秋結橘黃色果實,果實內種子黑色.  容易結子.  成熟藤高/長20呎.

Reference links:  參考資料的網站連結:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paederia_foetida                                             http://www.doctorayur.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=195:paederia-foetida&catid=34:health-guide

Amazon Frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum) 豹紋蘋果蓮 or 蛙蹼草

Amazon Frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum) 豹紋蘋果蓮 or 蛙蹼草

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Amazon Frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum) plant is small, foliage with markings. 豹紋蘋果蓮 or 蛙蹼草有葉紋,植株迷你.

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Amazon Frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum) plants multiply easily. 豹紋蘋果蓮 or 蛙蹼草繁殖很快很容易.

Tropical perennial.  This floating aquatic is very cute!  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in water.  Small white flowers in summer.  USDA Zones:8-11.   Mature size:1″-3″(H) X 2″-3″(W).  Propagate by cuttings or division.  Suitable for growing in container/aquarium. Could be invasive in warm region, fast growing.

熱帶多年生.   這種浮水性草本很可愛!  夏季開絲狀小白花.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高(含水中根系)1-3吋,寬幅2-3吋.  繁殖以扦插或分株的方式來進行.   適合容器水中種植或室內水族箱內種植.  溫暖地區可能成為強勢植物,生長快速.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/31858/                            http://www.acshop.com.tw/goods.php?id=1203

Water Thyme (Hydrilla verticillata) 水王孫

Water Thyme (Hydrilla verticillata) 水王孫

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Water Thyme (Hydrilla verticillata) 水王孫

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Water Thyme (Hydrilla verticillata) bulb is awake and growing. 水王孫球根醒了開始生長了.

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Water Thyme (Hydrilla verticillata) bulbs and water lily bulb. 水王孫與睡蓮的球根.

Hardy aquatic plant. Perennial.    Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in pond or aquarium.  USDA Zones:5-11. Mature size:1.5′-2′(H) X 4′-6′(W).  Propagate by cuttings,bulbs or division.  Fast growing, could be invasive.  My opinion it is only good inside the aquarium for small fish.  Do not grow them in open water!

水王孫又叫做黑藻. 長得跟水蘊草很像但葉片較為稀疏. 強健的水生植物.  多年生.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照的池塘或水族箱中.  耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高1.5-2呎,寬幅4-6呎.  繁殖方式以扦插,球根或分株的方式來進行. 生長極為快速會成為強勢植物.  我覺得這養在水族箱內跟魚類一起就好.  勿在開放水域內放養!

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/32040/                                    https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%e6%b0%b4%e7%8e%8b%e5%ad%99            http://kplant.biodiv.tw/%e6%b0%b4%e7%8e%8b%e5%ad%ab/%e6%b0%b4%e7%8e%8b%e5%ad%ab.htmhttp://www.lfes.tc.edu.tw/%E5%AD%B8%E7%BF%92%E5%A4%A9%E5%A0%82/%E7%B6%A0%E6%A0%A1%E5%9C%92%E7%B6%B2%E9%A0%81/%E6%B0%B4%E7%94%9F%E6%A4%8D%E7%89%A9%E5%8D%8040/%E6%B0%B4%E7%94%9F%E6%A4%8D%E7%89%A9-%E6%B0%B4%E7%8E%8B%E5%AD%AB.htm

 

Moth Mullein (Verbascum blattaria) 毛瓣毛蕊花

Moth Mullein (Verbascum blattaria) 毛瓣毛蕊花

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Moth Mullein (Verbascum blattaria) in the wild. 野外生長的毛瓣毛蕊花

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Moth Mullein (Verbascum blattaria) seed pods are mature. 毛瓣毛蕊花結的種莢成熟了.

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Moth Mullein (Verbascum blattaria) seeds from 1 mature seed pod. 毛瓣毛蕊花的1個成熟種莢取出的種子.

Biennial wildflower.   Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Yellow or white flowers in summer to early fall.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:5-9.  Mature size:3′-4′(H) X 2′-3′(W).  Propagate by seed.  Self seeded freely.  Could be invasive.  But can be controlled by deadheading or removing the unwanted seedlings.   Plant has shallow roots.   Seedlings stays evergreen through winter.

二年生草本的野花. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  黃色花或者白色花於夏天開到初秋.  花頗吸引蜂蝶. 耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高3-4呎,寬幅2-3呎.  繁殖以種子的方式來進行.  容易自行落子繁殖,所以可能成為強勢植物.  但可以摘去謝掉的花朵不使結子,以及除去多餘不想要種植的自生小苗們藉以控制數量.   植株根系淺.  小苗冬天維持常綠.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verbascum_blattaria                                                        http://ontariowildflowers.com/main/species.php?id=90                     https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E6%AF%9B%E7%93%A3%E6%AF%9B%E8%95%8A%E8%8A%B1                   http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/435/