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Wonderberry/Sunberry (Solanum x burbankii/Solanum nigrum) 龍葵

Wonderberry/Sunberry (Solanum x burbankii/Solanum nigrum) 龍葵 

Wonderberry/Sunberry (Solanum x burbankii/Solanum nigrum) small white flowers and under mature green berries. 龍葵的小白花與未成熟綠色的漿果.

Wonderberry/Sunberry (Solanum x burbankii/Solanum nigrum) small white flowers and under mature green berries. 龍葵的小白花與未成熟綠色的漿果.

Wonderberry/Sunberry (Solanum x burbankii/Solanum nigrum) ripe dark berries. 龍葵的成熟黑色漿果.

Wonderberry/Sunberry (Solanum x burbankii/Solanum nigrum) ripe dark berries. 龍葵的成熟黑色漿果.

Wonderberry/Sunberry (Solanum x burbankii/Solanum nigrum) ripe dark berries. 龍葵的成熟黑色漿果.

Wonderberry/Sunberry (Solanum x burbankii/Solanum nigrum) ripe dark berries. 龍葵的成熟黑色漿果.

Wonderberry/Sunberry (Solanum x burbankii/Solanum nigrum) seeds from a ripe dark berrie. 的1棵成熟龍葵黑色漿果中的種子.

Wonderberry/Sunberry (Solanum x burbankii/Solanum nigrum) seeds from a ripe dark berrie. 的1棵成熟龍葵黑色漿果中的種子.

Dried seeds on a paper towel.

Dried seeds of wonderberry/Sunberry (Solanum x burbankii/Solanum nigrum) on a paper towel. 紙巾上的龍葵乾燥種子.

Annual herb/fruit/vegetable.  One of the self seeded wild berries. Easy to grow in full sun to partial shade location.  Small white flowers from summer to fall.  Berries is sweet when they are ripe to dark colour.  Tender leaves and shoots are good for cooking as leafy vegetables.  Medicinal.   Propagate by seeds.  Plants self seed easily often in the wild.  Mature size:1.5′-3′(H) X 1′-3′(W).

一年生草本的藥草/蔬果.  它是很能自行落籽繁殖的野生莓果之一.  容易生長於全日照到半日照處.  很小的白花從夏開到秋,果期很長.  嫩葉及熟果可以採食. 藍黑色的熟果可生食,葉的料理如同葉菜類.  可藥用.  用種子來繁殖.  很容易自行落籽繁殖呈野生狀態.   成熟植株高1.5-3呎,寬幅為1-3呎.

In Asia, they are wild.  Nobody really growing them on purpose.   Easy to grow from seeds and no maintenance!  Medicinal.

在亞洲沒人會去特意種它,光野生就不少了!   容易以種子繁殖且不須維護.

Telegraph Plant/Dancing Plant (Desmodium gyrans) 跳舞草

Telegraph Plant/Dancing Plant (Desmodium gyrans) 跳舞草

Telegraph Plant/Dancing Plant seed packet and seeds. (Desmodium gyrans) 跳舞草種子包及種子.

Telegraph Plant/Dancing Plant seed packet and seeds. (Desmodium gyrans) 跳舞草種子包及種子.

Telegraph Plant/Dancing Plant seeds germination in 2 weeks. (Desmodium gyrans) 跳舞草種子2週就發芽.

Telegraph Plant/Dancing Plant seeds germination in 2 weeks. (Desmodium gyrans) 跳舞草種子2週就發芽.

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Telegraph Plant/Dancing Plant (Desmodium gyrans) seed germination. 跳舞草的發芽種子.

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Telegraph Plant/Dancing Plant (Desmodium gyrans) young seedling has not forming leaflets yet. 這階段的跳舞草小苗還未長出會動的小葉.

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Telegraph Plant/Dancing Plant (Desmodium gyrans) young seedling start forming leaflets! 這階段的跳舞草小苗已經長出會動的小葉!

Finally a plant can be like a pet to interact with!  It is one of two plants move the most so far as known, the other one is sensitive plant (Mimosa pudica).  Easy to grow!   Telegraph plant is a very interesting plant, it is a pea family tropical shrub.  “The small lateral leaflets will rotate on their axis, moving in jerky motions under the slightest influence of touch, sunshine, warmth or small vibrations. At night they droop downwards. " — quote from: http://www.seedaholic.com/desmodium-gyrans-telegraph-plant.html    All this it can do to make it a “pet plant"!   I guess it is great house plant to have, look at it moves when you listen to music or enjoy the warm partial shade sunlight shines through windows…

Telegraph plant is best to be grown in partial shade, warm and moist location.  Mature size: 2′-4′(H) /(W).  USDA Zones:10-11. Pink pea flowers in late fall / early winter.  Propagate from seeds or cuttings.

豆科舞草屬的灌木,原生亞洲各國.  喜溫暖濕潤但排水良好的環境.  喜半日照或散光,容易栽種作為室內植物或戶外種植但冬天需防寒害. 秋冬開粉紅色豆科花朵.  以種子或扦插來繁殖. 成熟株高及寬幅2-4呎.  植株的小葉對於觸摸,光線,溫度或聲音有明顯的反應動作. 很適合給小朋友種植或當作"寵物植物"來養.

Reference links:  資料參考連結:

http://www.spain-info.co.uk/gardening/dance-plant.htm

http://www.seedaholic.com/desmodium-gyrans-telegraph-plant.html

https://austinbotany.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/codariocalyx-motorius-dancing-plant-telegraph-plant-formerly-desmodium-gyrans/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codariocalyx_motorius

This is the fun plant to have!  Watch it moves.  🙂   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta4I5Uwv9m0