含笑 banana scrub

含笑源於中國,生於兩廣一帶。她可常年開花,而以春天最盛。

banana scrub is native to china, the southern part of it. It has a long history in china and has left beautiful marks in poetry and literature ancient and modern.

昨天遇到她們,感受到獨特的花香,所以按捺不住一記。

天地萬物有玩味的時刻,含笑的花香是一例,真的一如香蕉的芳味。難怪英文俗名就是香蕉灌叢。再看資料,還有砵酒玉蘭。是否也與其味道有關,有待考究。

含笑的花葉細膩,花苞密生茸毛。banana scrub bud花瓣乳白色,邊緣帶紫暈。葉深綠色,革質。

banana scrub in rain

「自有嫣然態,風前欲笑人。涓涓朝露泣,盎盎夜生春。」宋代詩人鄧潤甫

this plant of the family of magnolia is charming and unforgettable: ivory-white or creamy blossoms, the petals are delicately blushing pink or burgundy, the leaves are outlined in yellow; and who will forget its fragrance, the sweet banana scent.

one interest fact i got when researching on banana scrub. there is another common name – port wine magnolia. i am keen to double-check if the name is referring to the smell of the flower too.

banana scrub flower

含笑 banana scrub (michelia figo) – 植物界 plantae kingdom | 被子植物門 magnoliophyta division | 雙子葉植物綱 magnoliopsida class | 木蘭目 magnoliales order | 木蘭科 magnoliaceae family | 含笑屬 michelia genus | 種:含笑花 m. figo 《維基》

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