布狗尾 longspike uraria

上星期天在海防博物館路坡,發現兩叢粉紫甜筒般的花蕾,馬上走前端視。不料走前幾步,更驚喜,遇開花的版本,以及花謝果生。

i spotted these ice cream cone-like budding plants at the museum of coastal defense last sunday. a few more steps forward, found their family members blosooming and fruiting. how convenient and exciting , as i said many times before, i love fluffy things.

她名叫布狗尾。在台灣多叫兔尾草或貓尾草。頂生總狀花序,蝶形花小朵小朵從花序底部開起,幼時粉紅,成長為黛紫,結果閃耀綠澤再老成黑子。

有關這植物,資料多來自中藥網站,說全株可用,可止血藥、清熱,又用于養生食療。

there is minimal information in english about this plant. i actually got the english common names – longspike uraria or asian foxtail – and the latin name – uraria crinite – from some chinese sites.

this fluffy lavender flowering plant is native to southern china and taiwan. the whole plant is used medicinally for stopping bleeding, reducing fever, and relieving coughs.

布狗尾 longspike uraria (uraria crinite) – kingdom: 植物界plantae | (unranked): 被子植物門 magnoliophyta (angiosperms) | (unranked): 真雙子葉植物 eudicots 核心真雙子葉植物 core eudicots | class: 薔薇類植物 rosids | order: 豆目 fabales | family: fabaceae 豆科 | subfamily: faboideae 蝶形花亞科 | tribe山螞蝗屬 desmodieae | subtribe: desmodiinae | genus: 尾草属 uraria  ~ consolidate info from botanypictures.com and other sources ~

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