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Jersey cudweed (Gnaphalium affine) 鼠趜草/清明草

Jersey cudweed (Gnaphalium affine) 鼠趜草/清明草


Jersey cudweed (Gnaphalium affine) seedlings. 鼠趜草/清明草小苗.


Jersey cudweed (Gnaphalium affine ) seeds. 鼠趜草/清明草種子.

Biennial plant.  The parts above ground are used for food or medicinal herb.   Native in East and South of Asia.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist soil.  Whole plant is covered with very fine cotton like hair.  Small yellow flowers in clusters in early to mid spring to summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.   Mature size:3″-6″(H)/(W).   Propagate by seeds.  Medicinal.

二年生草花.  地面以上的部位用於料理做成粿類食品或藥草來使用.  原生於東亞與南亞.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照偏於濕潤的土壤.  全株被有白色棉毛.  春初到仲春/夏初開小小黃色頂生的花序.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  成熟株高/寬幅約3-6吋. 耐寒/熱性不明.  繁殖方式以種子為主來進行. 藥用價值高.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnaphalium_affine                         https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%e9%bc%a0%e9%ba%b4%e8%8d%89                  http://ongzi-secretgarden.blogspot.ca/2013/04/gnaphalium-affine.html