asters or daisies are everywhere, anytime talking a stroll around green. that’s because asteraceae is a real big family. there are more than 23,000 species (wiki).
the latin name asteraceae, comes from the word aster, which in greek means star. true, aster like star is always charming.
i cannot find any common name of this member of asteraceae; probably because it is an asian plant. gynura divaricate belongs to the genus of gynura. this genus often has velvety purple leaves.
the pleasantly orange florets are tubular and have narrowly campanulate limbs. it is not time yet, but the fruits look furry ; they are achenes, cylindric with pappus.
when researching this plant in chinese, more results come from chinese medicical websits. gynura divaricate is a common chinese herbs. the whole plant is used for soothing internal heat and cough.
白子菜 gynura divaricate – 植物界 plantae kingdom | 被子植物門 magnoliophyta division | 雙子葉植物綱 magnoliopsida class | 菊目 asterales order | 菊科 asteraceae family | 菊三七屬 gynura genus | species 白子菜 g. divaricata wiki