白子菜 gynura divaricate

走在綠色地帶,很容易碰到菊科的小野花。菊科可是一個大家族,超過二萬三千種。

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.

菊,小家碧玉,很討人愛。白子菜同樣有這逗人的氣質。花蕾像木鉛筆頂的橡皮。小花橙黃色,略伸出總苞,通常三、五個在莖或枝端,排成疏傘房狀圓錐花序。

我愛紫,碰到白子菜,有驚喜。因她的葉偶呈紫脈。查究是菊三七屬,葉子背面或邊緣通常呈紫色。

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.

可愛處不絕,白子菜的果是圓柱形的,有白色的冠毛。

白子菜是亞洲植物,常生於海邊和田邊潮濕處。網上搜尋,常出現於中藥網上。中藥名白背三七,又名雞菜。全草入藥,用作清熱、止咳。

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

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