四月金銀花色 yellow is the theme of april

踏入四月,城中花色變換,早春的紅調 - 茶花、杜鵑、紫玉蘭、羊蹄甲、木棉 - 退下來,黃上場。

red is fading in april. camelia, azalea, magnolia, bauhinia and tree cotton, blossoms in all kinds of red,purple and pink have completed their season. spring matured and yellow comes on stage.

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最奪目自然是樹形嫻美的樹頭菜。城中街頭有不少壯年的樹頭菜,刻下開滿黃白相間紅色長花蕊的花團,顏色秀麗,感覺溫暖。容我改名的話,會稱她為金銀花。

spider tree appears on this blog every spring and here it comes again. this tree was planted around the city many years ago. it produces very handsome canopy when mature. at flowering season, beautiful tree shape and the pastel white and yellow blossoms complement and complete each other. i fall in love with this tree every spring.

spider tree

蒲桃也值激烈放射花期。其花瓣青黃色,那些可愛的嫩黃粉撲是由細絲花蕊放射組成。

rose apple is everywhere too. it is so easy to reconize when it flowers. those cute duckling yellow powder puffs are actually the stamen. rose apple petals are green and pale yellow in colour.

roseapple apr15

相近型態的花還有黧蒴錐。很喜歡黧蒴錐,一是本地原生品種。二是植物名稱堅強,而其花泥黃踏實而柔中帶剛。

chestnut oak flowers look similar to rose apple but appear spiky and harder. rose apple flowers are shy looking compare to chestnut oak as the blossoms of the latter radiate expressively. i always find the earthy inflorescence resembles mini-firework.

chestnut oak

另一種喬木花開於此時是木油桐/千年桐。此種與大家熟知台灣的桐花同家族。從前不知道香港有此植物。這兩年認識了;開始只知道公園的栽植品種,今年留意多了,在市郊山林坡道看到野生的,如這棵。

油桐雖以其雪白花瓣得寵,我卻愛她雌雄同株,總會每朵花端視:青黃是雌、紅黃是雄。

people love wood-oil tree mostly because of the falling flower petals and compare that to snowflakes. my favorite way to appreciate the wood-oil flowers however is to study each of the blossoms. wood-oil tree is monoecious. flowers with yellow and red stamen are male; with yellow-only pistil are female.

wood-oil tree

相關舊文 related past post:

英皇道遊樂場的樹頭菜快影 quick snap: spider tree at king’s road》、《樹頭菜點亮香港街頭 spider trees lit up hong kong》、《樹頭菜花季 flowering season 2013 of spider tree》、《樹頭菜的果 fruit of spider tree [快影 snap]》、《九龍公園樹頭菜 spider tree guarding》、《樹頭菜開花了 spider trees’ flower season begins

黧蒴錐快影 quick snap: chestnut oak (castanopsis fissa)》、《裂豆錐栗 castanopsis fissa

香港木油桐花樹 wood-oil tree – tung blossoms – in hong kong》、《木油桐花 tung oil tree flowers

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