南天竺的花 sacred bamboo’s bloom (nandina domestica)

2011年冬季寫過南天竺的紅豔果實,這個夏季,碰到她開花。

此常綠灌木原產於中國和日本。在日本,南天竹有消災解厄的意思,是以過年很受日本人歡迎。

因為直立少分枝的形態,加上其美麗的葉和豔麗的果,此植物在世界各地都成為受歡迎的園藝品種。

前文說過葉在嫩及老期轉紅的特性。容我提醒大家,此葉綠色時也好看,因為葉形和分佈齊整漂亮:「小葉橢圓狀披針形。葉對生,二、三回奇數羽狀複葉」《百度百科

花期當然要說她的花。小白花「頂生,圓錐花序,由葉腋抽出,花序直立狀。」「花瓣為膜紙質,花瓣會稍向後翻捲,雄蕊六枚,黃色扁長形,環繞包圍住雌蕊,花形十分特殊。」 《鹿峰國民小学網站

wrote about this plant back in 2011 winter. it was its fruit season then as well as its red-leaves season. now, early summer, is sacred bamboo’s flower season. it has white bloom arranged on long arching panicles with yellow anthers.

sacred bamboo is widely used in landscaping. but it is native to china and japan. despite the common name, it is not a bamboo. it is an evergreen shrub.

the flowers seem to be of less star power compare to its flaming fruits and pretty leaves. even though the plant is highly recognized with its pink-colour leaves, don’t forget the beauty when they are green. it has distinctive compound leaves held on multiple non branching stems. the leaflets are in neat and tidy lance shape.

sacred bamboo blooms

南天竺 sacred bamboo (nandina domestica) – kingdom: plantae | division: magnoliophyta | class: magnoliopsida | order: 毛茛目 ranunculales | family: 小檗科 berberidaceae | genus: 南天竹屬 nandina | 種 species: 南天竹 n. domestica  wiki

寫南天竺前文 previous post on sacred bamboo:《南天竺 sacred bamboo

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