山猪菜/傘花茉欒藤 hogvine (merremia umbellata)

上個月寫過紫色的牽牛朋友,這次有他白色的遠房親戚;同屬旋花科,前者是番薯屬,與牽牛同屬,本文主角則是魚黃草屬。 這白花植物,較草根的名字有「山猪菜」《海南植物志》,無巧不成話,與英文俗名 hogvine 相近。而《廣州植物志》以「傘花茉欒藤」記錄。 值得指出的是,查究中國的植物資料庫,都說這廣東原生植物是草本,只是型態纏繞或平卧,但英語網站則多指她是攀緣植物。 節引《中國植物誌》的描述:『葉形及大小有變化,卵形、卵狀長圓形或長圓狀披針形。葉柄長短不一。聚繖花序腋生,具少花或多花,呈繖形,花序梗長,花冠白色,有時黃色或淡紅色,漏斗狀,瓣中帶明顯具5脈,冠簷淺5裂;雄蕊內藏,花藥不扭轉。』  最愛那黃色花脈如海星般緊刻在柔薄的白色如紙的花瓣上。  近期在一些荒靜的斜坡、草坡都見其影蹤。這些照片是月初在饒宗頤文化館拍攝的。 a while ago wrote about some blue and violet flowers. among which there was the little bell or the three-lobe morning-glory. the flowering plant featuring right here is a relative. both are under the family of convolvulaceae. the purple one is of the genus of ipomoea, and... Continue Reading →

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藍紫色小野花 blue & purple flowers in autumn

進入深秋,卻見花開處處,無獨有偶來自相近色調,藍與紫。幾種這一兩星期遇到的開花植物:印度百花菜、三裂葉牽牛、耳葉鴨跖草、麥門冬。 according to the chinese lunar calendar, it is already deep autumn. yet flowers are blooming away everywhere. featuring below are some blue and purple flowering plants i saw in these few weeks.  一個市區但幽靜的小斜坡,看到兩種植物纏繞共榮。兩者均一年生,生藍花與紫花。on a small slope in a quiet corner of a suburban area, spotted these two procumbent and climbing plants entangled and blossoming.... Continue Reading →

貝澳 - 水牛家園及多樣自然生境 pui o, home of many buffalo and a land of great bio-diversity

跟大嶼山不少地方一樣,貝澳從前是種稻米的。耕田就需要牛。於是農民遠道從元朗引入牛隻。也跟大嶼山其他地方一樣,因為建造水塘,原來惠澤農田的天然水源都受人為干擾劫亂了,農民開始棄耕,加上經濟轉型,最後農業枯廢了。 農地丟廢了,對環境生態本有著危機。因為農地無人疏水,大雨可能引發氾濫,然後周圍就會給比較霸道的植物佔領,形成單調的生態。 pui o used to be a thriving village town on the lantau island. there used to be many paddy rice fields here. and buffalos were bought all the way from yuen long to here for farming. but as time changed, economic pattern switched, city life grew, and one lethal injection to farming here... Continue Reading →

夏之草 summer grass 2017 -孟仁草/刺虎尾草/紅拂草 swollen fingergrass (chloris barbata)

草,千姿百態,很多別具造型,一看就可分認。 就如她。喜愛台灣對她的稱呼 - 紅拂草。 造型馬上出來。那雲紅拂是草的花。 對,草是有花的。整株植物如一隻手臂,手掌就是花,總狀花序 四至九個,指狀排列,花紫紅色。 i adore this plant. it always seem to offer its little hand to me, waiting i to shake back. this annual herbaceous is common in tropical and warm areas and is widespread in weedy or disturbed places. It is tolerant of high salt concentrations. the finger-like racemes are... Continue Reading →

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