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Candle Bush (Senna alata) 翼柄決明

Candle Bush (Senna alata) 翼柄決明

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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