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Skunkvine (Paederia foetida) 雞屎藤

Skunkvine (Paederia foetida) 雞屎藤

2016-04-09 035 (Medium)

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.

2015-04-02 Skunk vine雞屎藤 (2) (Medium)

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

2016-04-14 034 (Medium)

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

2016-05-10Skunk Vine (Medium)

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

Hei Lao Hu (Kadsura coccinea) 布福那or黑老虎

Hei Lao Hu (Kadsura coccinea) 布福那or黑老虎

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Hei Lao Hu (Kadsura coccinea) regular red fruited seeds. 布福那or黑老虎的普通紅果的種子.

2018-03-05 Hei Lao Hu (Kadsura coccinea) large green fruit seeds布福那or黑老虎 - Copy

Hei Lao Hu (Kadsura coccinea) large green fruited seeds also way bigger. 布福那or黑老虎綠色大果的種子較為大顆.

2018-03-27 Hei Lao Hu (Kadsura coccinea) 布福那or黑老虎 (2) - Copy

Hei Lao Hu (Kadsura coccinea) seeds germination in about 22 days. 布福那or黑老虎的種子約22天發芽.

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Hei Lao Hu (Kadsura coccinea) seedlings. 布福那or黑老虎的實生小苗.

2018-08-06 Hei Lao Hu (Kadsura coccinea) 布福那or黑老虎 - Copy

Hei Lao Hu (Kadsura coccinea) 2 seedlings are growing first true leaf! 布福那or黑老虎的兩株實生小苗長出了第一片本葉!

Hardy evergreen fruit vine.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to light shade location in sandy slightly acidic soil.  Plant has shallow roots, require sturdy structure (6’+) for climbing when growing in the field.  Pale red flowers in late spring to summer. Male and female flowers on the same plant.  Plant care as grape vine.  USDA Zones: 7-11.  Mature size:20′-30′(H) X 24′-36′(W).  Propagate by seeds, cutting, layering.  Medicinal.  Suitable for container indoors.  Growing in the container will have to prune to size.  Seed grow to mature about 1-3 years.  Seeds should be kept in certain moisture to be viable.

強健常綠的藤類. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照到散光處的砂質略為ˊ酸性的土壤.  此植物根系淺,露的地植需要穩固的至少6呎高的棚架來攀爬生長.  淡紅色花於春末到夏季開放.  雌花與雄花皆在同ˊ株.  植株管理與葡萄無異.  喜熱不甚耐寒.  成熟株高/藤長可達20-30呎,寬幅24-36呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插,或壓條的方式來進行.  藥用.   適合室內盆植.  盆植則需修剪使植株小巧.   種子到生長到開花結果僅1-3年.  種子需要保濕以保持活性.

Reference links: 參考網ˋ站資料連結:

https://kknews.cc/agriculture/rz3njjn.html        https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/243113/      http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Kadsura+coccinea              http://blog.xuite.net/h030232/twblog/308898186                https://kknews.cc/agriculture/9yo8y3q.html

Cape Jasmine (Gardenia jasminoides) 山梔子

Cape Jasmine (Gardenia jasminoides) 山梔子

2018-03-05 Cape Jasmine (Gardenia jasminoides) 山梔- Copy

Cape Jasmine (Gardenia jasminoides) seeds. 山梔子的種子.

2018-03-26 Cape Jasmine (Gardenia jasminoides) 山梔子 (1) - Copy

Cape Jasmine (Gardenia jasminoides) seeds germination in about 3 weeks. 山梔子的種子約3週發芽.

Tropical evergreen flowering shrub famous for its  beautiful sweet fragrance!  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist but well drained rich soil.  This single-petaled form produce fruit easily.  Blooming medium single white flowers from late spring to late fall.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Excellent for cut flower.  USDA Zones:8-11.  Mature size:6′-8′(H/W).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or layering.   Medicinal.  Suitable for growing in container.

熱帶常綠開花灌木以其香花/香甜濃郁的花香味聞名!  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照環境下肥沃濕潤但排水佳的土壤.  這種是單瓣白花,易結果.  白色單瓣香花從春末開到秋末.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  很適合插花用. 喜熱不甚耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅ˊ6-8呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插或壓條的方式來進行.  藥用.  適合盆植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gardenia_jasminoides              https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%A0%80%E5%AD%90%E8%8A%B1              https://baike.baidu.com/item/%E5%B1%B1%E6%A0%80%E5%AD%90                    http://yibian.hopto.org/yao/?yno=237                                                      https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/126036/ http://kplant.biodiv.tw/%E9%BB%83%E6%A2%94%E5%AD%90/%E9%BB%83%E6%A2%94%E5%AD%90.htm

 

African Wisteria Tree (Bolusanthus speciosus) 非洲樹紫藤

African Wisteria Tree (Bolusanthus speciosus) 非洲樹紫藤

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African Wisteria Tree (Bolusanthus speciosus) seeds. 非洲樹紫藤的種子.

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African Wisteria Tree (Bolusanthus speciosus) seeds germinate in about 2 weeks. 非洲樹紫藤種子約2週發芽.

Tropical flowering tree.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  Purple pea like flowers in clusters bloom in late winter to early summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  It doesn’t have invasive root system. USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:20′-30′(H) X 20′-40′(W).  Propagate by seeds.  Suitable for growing in containers.  Great for bonsai tree!  Medicinal.

熱帶開花樹.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處.  紫色ˋ豆科花成串的於冬末開到初夏.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  根系不會過於強勢.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高20-30呎,寬幅20-40呎.  繁殖方式以種子的方式來進行.  適合盆植.   很適合做成盆景.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Bolusanthus+speciosus               https://kumbulanursery.co.za/plants/bolusanthus-speciosus          https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/bolusanthus_speciosus.htm               https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/65328/#b

Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum ‘Victoria’) 大黃

Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum ‘Victoria’) 大黃

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Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum ‘Victoria’) seeds.大黃的種子.

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Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum ‘Victoria’) seeds germination in about 20 days. 大黃的種子約20天發芽.

Cold hardy perennial with edible stems.  This variety have firmer stems so it is good for beverage, jam and pies. Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  White flowers in summer.   Drought tolerant once plant is established.  USDA Zones:3-9.  Mature size:2′-4′(H) X 2′-3′(W).  Propagate by seeds, offsets, rhizomes/tubers or division.  Medicinal.  Fast growing.  Plant is toxic except that leaf stems.

強ˊ健耐寒的多年生草本其葉梗可以食用.  這個品種的葉梗較為紮實所以經煮後口感還不錯,是適合做成果醬或派餡的材料. 容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  夏開白色花.  極為耐寒也耐熱也耐旱,整個就是無敵的可食性植物啊!  成熟株高2-4呎,寬幅2-3呎.  繁殖方式以種子,側芽,塊莖或分株的方式來進行.   生長速度快.  除了葉梗/柄可以食用外,全株有毒. 藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhubarb                                                                  https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%A4%A7%E9%BB%84          https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/100004/

Red Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus ‘Red Burgundy’) 紅色羊角豆or紅秋葵

Red Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus ‘Red Burgundy’) 紅色羊角豆or紅秋葵

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Red Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus ‘Red Burgundy’) is growing red seedpod! 紅色羊角豆or紅秋葵結了紅色的種莢!

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Red Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus ‘Red Burgundy’) flower buds are forming! 紅色羊角豆or紅秋葵花苞形成中!

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Red Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus ‘Red Burgundy’) 紅色羊角豆or紅秋葵

2017-08-13 Red Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus 'Red Burgundy') 紅色羊角豆or紅秋葵 (1)

Red Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus ‘Red Burgundy’) 紅色羊角豆or紅秋葵

2017-08-07 Red Okra (3)

Red Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus ‘Red Burgundy’) seed germination in about 4 days. 紅色羊角豆or紅秋葵種子約4天發芽.

Annual vegetable.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Pale pink/yellow flowers in summer to fall.  Edible red seed pods can be harvest and cooked before texture turn rough.  Mature size:6′-8′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W).  Propagate by seeds.  Medicinal.

一年生蔬菜.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  淡粉紅/黃色花於夏天開到秋天.  可食的紅色種莢會由綠轉紅,除非要留種子,種莢嫩時採收要不然會變老纖維化煮後仍不好入口.  成熟株高6-8呎,寬幅1-1.5呎.  繁殖以種子的方式來進行.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okra                                                                             https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E7%A7%8B%E8%91%B5                  http://www.360doc.com/content/12/0424/19/802501_206237459.shtml                  http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/59929/#b                                           https://kknews.cc/zh-tw/health/bqryln.html

 

 

Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) 藤葉天竺葵

Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) 藤葉天竺葵

2017-12-22 Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) 藤葉天竺葵 - Copy

Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) seeds. 藤葉天竺葵的種子.

2018-01-15 Vine-leaved Pelargonium

Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) seed germination in 3 weeks. 藤葉天竺葵的種子約3週發芽.

2018-1-17 Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) 藤葉天竺葵 (1)

Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) seedling. 藤葉天竺葵的小苗.

2018-11-07 Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) 藤葉天竺葵 (2) - Copy

Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) is growing very well! 藤葉天竺葵長得很好!

Tropical perennial/cactus or succulents. Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun well drained soil.  Plant has thick trunk like base.  The fleshy tubers is said to be edible as vegetable.  White flowers with pink/maroon blooming in fall.  Flowers release fragrance at night.  Dormancy is in summer, should cut down the watering.  Plant is drought tolerant once established.   USDA Zones:10-11.  Mature size: unknown.  Propagate by seeds or division.  Medicinal.

藤葉天竺葵是多年生/多肉.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照排水佳的土壤.   植株有著巨大粗壯的根基與地下根.  有一說是根部可以如根莖類蔬菜來煮食的.  秋開白色帶有粉紅/暗紅色斑紋的單瓣花朵.  花朵僅於夜晚會散發花香.  夏天會休眠應減少供水避免爛根.  植株生長穩定後頗為耐旱.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅:尚無資料.  繁殖以種子或分株的方式來進行.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Pelargonium_lobatum            http://pza.sanbi.org/pelargonium-lobatum                   https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/165989/          https://pukubook.jp/detail/Pelargonium_lobatum

Candle Bush (Senna alata) 翼柄決明

Candle Bush (Senna alata) 翼柄決明

2015-12-29 085 (Medium)

Candle Bush (Senna alata) 翼柄決明

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Candle Bush (Senna alata) 翼柄決明

Also known as Cassia alata.  Tropical shrub/tree.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Yellow flowers in mid summer to early winter.  Long blooming time.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:8-11.  Mature size:6`-30`(H) X 6`-15`(W).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.  Medicinal. Leaves contain chrysophanic acid.  Plant is toxic if ingested.

熱帶樹種/灌木. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  仲夏到冬初開頂生花序,黃色花.  花期很長.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  喜熱不甚耐寒.  成熟株高6-30呎,寬幅6-15呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插或分株的方式來進行.  藥用.  葉片含有大黄酚/大黄酸,可用來治真菌感染.  植株有毒勿食.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senna_alata                                                        https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/371/                   https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%BF%BC%E6%9F%84%E5%86%B3%E6%98%8E

 

Patchouli (Pogostemon patchouli) 廣藿香

Patchouli (Pogostemon patchouli) 廣藿香

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Patchouli (Pogostemon patchouli) 廣藿香

Tropical perennial herb.  Aromatic. Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist but well drained soil.  Small fragrant white flowers in mid fall to winter.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies. USDA Zones:9-11. Mature size:1.5′-3′(H) X 2′-3′(W).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.  Medicinal.   Caution: May cause allergy to some people.  Can be extracted into perfume.

熱帶多年生草本香草.  全株芬芳.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的濕潤但排水佳的土壤.  中秋到冬季開小小白色的香花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高1.5-2呎,寬幅2-3呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插或分株的方式來進行.  藥用.  對少數人可能引起過敏反應.  可提煉成香水.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patchouli                                           https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%e5%b9%bf%e8%97%bf%e9%a6%99                  http://twwiki.com/wiki/%E5%BB%A3%E8%97%BF%E9%A6%99%E7%B2%BE%E6%B2%B9        https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/53931/

Jujube or Chinese Red Date (Ziziphus jujuba) 紅棗

Jujube or Chinese Red Date (Ziziphus jujuba) 紅棗

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Jujube or Chinese Red Date (Ziziphus jujuba) fruit and seed. 紅棗的果與果核.

Cold hardy deciduous fruit tree. Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Pale yellow flowers in late spring to early summer.  Fruit ripe in late fall, from green to reddish brown.  Fresh fruit is sweet with a small pit in the center.  Fruit can be dried for snack.  USDA Zones:6-11.  Mature size:20′-30′(H/W).  Propagate by seeds or cutting.  Medicinal.

耐寒強健的落葉果樹.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  淡黃色花於春末到初夏盛開.  果實秋末成熟,果皮由綠轉紅褐色.   果甜,一果一核,核小.  果可乾燥成零食.  喜熱也頗耐寒.   成熟株高/寬幅20-30呎.  繁殖方式以種子或扦插的方式來進行.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jujube                                                    https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E6%9E%A3                  https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/50048/