路邊牡荊/黃荊 chinese chaste tree along roadsides

之前遇到的牡荊是一棵樹,高大,賞花要仰望。

最近在山邊路旁看到盈盈嫩綠葉叢當中,冒起淺紫美美伸展花串,覺得眼熟。拍照,回來查究,原來是同一植物。

看似草本的黃荊,成熟後是灌木或小喬木。植物的花玲瓏巧美,近看那密被細毛還像流蘇的舞衣。

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this plant is blossoming away along roadside and hillside under hot bright summer sun.

the bluish violet flower panicles look like small dancing fairies in tutu.

it looks like a herbivore. this is actually a shrub or small tree i wrote here before. the low-lying posture deceives me while allowing me to appreciate the delicate details of the flowers under the lamiaceae family.

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黃荊/牡荊 chinese chaste tree (vitex negundo) – 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 | 唇形科 lamiaceae family | 牡荊屬 vitex genus | 種 species: 黃荊 v. negundo  (source: wiki)

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上次寫的 previous post on this plant《黃荊/牡荊 vitex negundo var. cannabifolia

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