黃荊/牡荊 vitex negundo var. cannabifolia

覺得黃荊/牡荊的名字,女性中有種剛健,像俠女的名字。事實上此落葉灌木的枝條葉片花朵,形態標緻秀麗而不妖嬈。

vitex negundo var. cannabifolia is native to southern china and se asia. it is a deciduous shrub and has neat and pretty details.

vitex negundo var. cannabifolia

牡荊容易從枝葉花果辨認,枝葉具香氣;掌狀複葉,小葉通常有五枚,有時三枚,修長橢圓狀卵形。牡荊的小花,唇形淡紫色,頂生,圓錐花序。開於夏季,蜜源豐富,很吸引蜜蜂和蝴蝶。

it is quite easy to distinguish v. negundo var. cannabifolia from the leaves and flowers because of the fragrance and their appearances. it has palmately compound leaf, usually with five leaflets, rarely three. the flowering season is at early summer. the florets are light purple and orderly bloom at tips of branches.

vitex negundo var. cannabifolia bloom

台灣人地道稱呼埔薑仔樹。而廣東人的廿四味,牡荊是其中一味。效能包括袪風濕、解風熱、理氣、消腫。查究她的用途,最吸引的是乾後的枝葉束,點燃可驅除蚊蟲。

the pleasant appearance is not the only quality of this plant. it is rich in nectar and attracts bees and butterflies as well as some birds. older generations and farmers in taiwan now burn bundles of branches with leaves to keep insects away. and it is one of the ingredients of the cantonese 24-herb tea.

vitex negundo var. cannabifolia and butterfly

黃荊/牡荊 vitex negundo var. cannabifolia – 植物界 plantae kingdom | (未分級 unranked) 開花植物 angiosperms | (未分級unranked) 真雙子葉植物 eudicots | (未分級 unranked) 菊類植物 asterids | 唇形目 lamiales order | 馬鞭草科 verbenaceae family | 牡荊屬 vitex genus | 種 species: 黃荊 v. negundo 《維基》

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